Presidents Putin and Trump spoke by phone on Saturday
Presidents Putin and Trump spoke by phone on Saturday and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call today the exchange had been a good one.
“[But] it's hardly possible to talk about any kind of deals [over sanctions],” said Mr Peskov.
“To start with we must fix the date and time of a meeting between the two presidents. Aides are working on this now,” he said, adding that a meeting could happen before a G20 summit scheduled to take place in Hamburg on July 7-8.
Mr Peskov said that Presidents Putin and Trump had not discussed sanctions in their phone call on Saturday, their first conversation since Mr Trump's inauguration.
Presidents Putin and Trump had not discussed sanctions in their phone call on Saturday
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President Vladimir Putin could meet US President Donald Trump before the G20
But, he said: “We have seen a readiness to solve difficult problems through dialogue, which President Putin has long been calling for and unfortunately in previous years did not find a response [to].”
Mr Peskov said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June.