Trump could cancel meeting with Putin after Kerch incident

Trump could cancel meeting with Putin after Kerch incident

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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could cancel the planned meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit, to be held this weekend in Buenos Aires, after the incident between the Russian navies and Ukrainian in the Kerch Strait.

“Maybe this interview will not happen (…) I do not like this aggression, I do not want that kind of aggression,” Donald Trump told Washington Post in an interview a “full report” from its security advisers.

The two leaders spoke briefly on November 11 on the sidelines of the commemorations held in Paris to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, after taking part in a bilateral summit last July in Helsinki.

According to White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, the planned G20 talks between Trump and Putin should focus on security issues, arms control, the situation in the Middle East and Ukraine.

Russian forces opened fire and boarded three Ukrainian warships on Sunday, accusing them of illegally crossing the Russian border and failing to comply with orders to stop.

This incident occurred in the Kerch Strait, which separates the Sea of ​​Azov from the Black Sea, and that since May has been crammed with a long Russian port connecting the Russian territory to the Crimea Peninsula, annexed by Moscow. in 2014.

The US State Department Tuesday urged European countries to provide more support to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia on the issue of Crimea.

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