US President Donald Trump wants to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin before the US presidential election, which is due to take place on November 3, 2020. This is reported today by The Times.
It is noted that the meeting may be held within the framework of the summit of the leaders of the вЂњNuclear FiveвЂќ вЂ” permanent members of the UN Security Council initiated by the President of the Russian Federation to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization.
Meanwhile, according to the publication, trump is warned that Putin will use the talks to strengthen Russia's influence in the world, without providing anything in return.
Recall that the last meeting of the leaders of the Russian Federation and the United States was held in Osaka, Japan, on the sidelines of the G20 summit on June 28 last year.
At the moment, there is no official confirmation of possible negotiations вЂ” the date of September 15 is mentioned, when the UN General Assembly session is scheduled in new York-from either Washington or Moscow. However, on 13 July it became known about a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, which, in particular, discussed a possible meeting with the leader of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, which includes Russia, USA, China, France, and Britain.