The Kremlin said that there are still no preparations for the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.
However, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin speaker, expressed confidence that, if necessary, everything will be coordinated although there is not much time left before the expected date of the meeting on July 7.
According to Peskov, Trump and Putin will be present that day at the G-20 summit in Germany and Moscow "does not exclude" the possibility that both leaders may "in one way or another" meet on the sidelines of the summit. Peskov confirmed, though, that there are no concrete agreements on such a meeting nor is there any preparation for it.
Several telephone conversations between Trump and Putin have already taken place but so far they have not met in person. Lately there have been talks about a possible meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko briefly met with Donald Trump during a working visit to Washington on Tuesday, June 10. As one of the advantages of this visit, he noted that his meeting with Trump took place earlier than the meeting of the American president with Putin. According to him, "this is necessary to ensure that everyone is armed with information, and that no one gets a single chance for injustice."