U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin might meet before the summit of the G20, scheduled for July 7 to 8, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov suggested.
He added that during a telephone conversation on January 28, the presidents did not discuss the issue of sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia, but added that he hopes for timely progress in this issue.
The Kremlin said the telephone conversation on the evening of January 28 between Trump and Putin "took place in a positive and businesslike manner." According to the report, the conversation was about "current international issues, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the sphere of strategic stability and non-proliferation, the situation around the Iranian nuclear program and the Korean Peninsula."
"They also discussed the main aspects of the crisis in Ukraine and agreed to establish a partnership in all these and other areas," the statement says.
The White House called the conversation "the beginning of a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, which require repair."