Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to his American colleague Donald Trump on the United States’ Independence Day, stated Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reported TASS.
The meeting between Trump and Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, in accordance with what the leaders agreed upon. Trump said that they will discuss the issue of Russian interference in the U.S. election. He also said that they will discuss Ukraine and Syria. When asked if the U.S. will accept the Crimea as part of Russia, Trump said, “We will see.”
Earlier, Trump repeatedly expressed interest in restoring Putin’s position on the world stage. In particular, he spoke about bringing Russia back to the G8. At the G7 summit, Trump said that if he had a personal conversation with Putin, he would certainly ask him to “get out of” Ukraine and Syria.