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Trump to meet Putin one-on-one on at G20, Kremlin says

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  • President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir
    Putin will meet one-on-one on the sidelines of the G20 summit
    in Argentina on Saturday, according to the Kremlin.
  • Russian media are saying that the leaders will discuss
    bilateral issues, at a time when Moscow and Washington appear
    increasingly at odds over nuclear and military
    matters.
  • Russia’s navy recently launched a campaign that appears
    aimed at locking Ukraine out of the Sea of Azov, which feeds
    its valuable port cities in its east.
  • Ukraine’s president has called for NATO to send
    warships to the Sea of Azov in response, saying that Putin
    wants to take over his whole country. 

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will
meet one-on-one on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, according
to the Kremlin.

Russian media reported that the leaders will discuss bilateral
issues at a time when Moscow and Washington appear increasingly
at odds over nuclear and military matters.

Though Trump and Putin have exchanged kind words in the past, the
Trump administration has taken a hard line against Russia.


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boat and set off a crisis in the Black Sea

The US has long suspected Russia of violating a nuclear arms ban,
which Trump threatened to withdraw from.

Over the weekend,
Russia’s navy fired on Ukraine’s navy
and seized their ships
before blockading the Sea of Azov, a shared inland sea between
the two countries.

The blockade has the effect of starving two valuable port cities
in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s president has called for NATO warships
to break the blockade and said Putin has taken this course to
take destabilize and take over his country. 

Other live issues between the pair may include Russia’s attempts
to influence US elections, the war in Syria, oil production, and
matters of nuclear cooperation or disarmament. 

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