At their first meeting, the presidents of the United States and Russia will discuss "the full range of bilateral issues and the issues of the international agenda." This was reported by Kommersant newspaper, citing Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Issues of International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security.
"The topic of stability, trust and security in cyberspace may become one of the priorities," said Krutskikh.
According to Krutskikh, in January 2017 Russia, at the request of the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama, sent to Washington a "detailed official response to all questions" about alleged interference by the Kremlin in the election for the White House. This was not the end of communication in the field of cyber-security; Moscow has suggested that the new U.S. administration "agree on preventing incidents in the use of information and communication technologies," the diplomat said.
The U.S. Embassy in Russia was unable to comment right away to Kommersant regarding the Russian diplomat’s statement.
Earlier, Kommersant, citing sources in the government structures of Russia and the United States, said that the countries are negotiating a meeting of the presidents at the end of May. It is planned that the meeting will take place on the territory of one of the European countries.
Commenting on the news about the preparation for the meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "this is an attempt at wishful thinking." In answering to a clarifying question, if that meant that the meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States was not being prepared, Peskov replied: "No".