Putin Helsinki July Meeting Focuses on Syria

The two leaders "will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had said adding that "the two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russian Federation and a range of national security issues".

Bolton, who met with Putin in Moscow on June 27, told CBS's Face The Nation that "President Putin was pretty clear with me about it and my response was we're going to have to agree to disagree on Ukraine".

Meeting likely to provoke criticism for USA leader amid probe into Russian interference in 2016 election.

When asked whether he planned to lift anti-Russian sanctions, Trump replied: "We'll see what Russia does".

Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation by the United States in response, and its military intervention in the war in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad are major causes of strain in the two countries' relations. "Spain, France, it's unfair what they've done to the United States".

Bolton on Sunday said that the goal of the meeting is for the leaders "to have a chance sit down, not in the context of some larger multilateral meeting but just the two of them to go over what's on their mind about a whole range of issues", including ongoing tensions in Syria and Ukraine.

On Friday, Trump told reporters he will mention it.

On "Meet the Press", Graham said he supports the meeting but hopes Trump will come out strongly against Russia's actions.

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A new strategy for the US, Russia and Iran in the civil war in Syria could emerge from the summit.

Trump has previously denied that Russian Federation influenced the 2016 election, despite an assessment from USA intelligence agencies confirming some degree of interference.

"We'll be talking about peace".

Trump will sit down with Putin in Helsinki on July 16, the first formal one-on-one meeting between the two leaders. "President Trump believes so strongly that it was time to have this kind of meeting and as you can see, President Putin agreed".

"We might be talking about some things President Obama lost..."

In early 2014, with areas of Ukraine falling into chaos in the wake of a Kiev street revolt that ousted a pro-Russian president, unbadged Russian troops seized Crimea.

Asked about lifting of sanctions on Russia, Mr Trump appeared to be non-committal.

The Kremlin leader, on the other hand, can expect to gain a great deal from a Russia-US summit.

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