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Trump canceled a meeting with Putin because of the conflict in the Kerch Strait

The Kremlin said they were flying to a meeting, and saw only a tweet.

Donald Trump announced that he was canceling his meeting with Vladimir Putin, scheduled for December 1. The presidents of the United States and Russia were to hold talks in Argentina. A few hours before this, Trump toldReuters that the meeting was likely to take place.

“Based on the fact that ships and sailors did not return to Ukraine from Russia, I decided that it would be better for all interested parties to cancel the previously scheduled meeting …”

“… in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful meeting again as soon as this situation resolves. ”

“I’ll probably meet with President Putin. I think this is a very good time to meet, ” Trump said in a conversation with journalists a few hours before tweets. The president added that he would receive a full report on the situation with the Ukrainian courts and the conflict with Russia.

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Kremlin did not receive official information about the cancellation of the meeting.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We are flying to Argentina. So far, we have only seen tweets and media. We do not have official information. If so, the president will have a couple of extra hours in the program for useful meetings on the sidelines of the summit.[/perfectpullquote]
Dmitry Peskov
press secretary to the president of Russia

The meeting of the leaders of Russia and the United States in Buenos Aires was to be held on December 1. After the conflict in the Black Sea, Trump threatenedto abandon the negotiations, as he “did not like this aggression.” The Kremlin said that they do not agree with this, but the meeting has already been agreed upon and confirmed in the White House. Putin had previously called the incident in the Kerch Strait a provocation by the Ukrainian authorities.

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