Trump and Putin scheduled for G20 meeting: Kremlin document

 Trump and Putin scheduled for G20 meeting: Kremlin document
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Saturday during the Group of 20 Summit in Argentina, according to a Kremlin document seen by Reuters. 

A Kremlin aide told the news service that Trump and Putin will discuss a range of subjects, such as strategic stability, Syria, Iran and North Korea. 


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that the two leaders would also talk about  nuclear arms control when during their meeting. 

"We don’t have to agree on all issues, and it wouldn’t possible anyway, but we need to talk,” Peskov said, according to The Associated Press. “It’s not only in the interests of our two countries, but the entire world.” 

The AP notes that Peskov said the leaders would have a one-on-one discussion, which would then be followed by broader negotiations with U.S. and Russian officials. 

The news comes only days after Trump suggested that he may call off a meeting with Putin due to tensions between Russia and Ukraine.  He told The Washington Post on Tuesday that a "full report" about the clash in the Kerch Strait off Crimea would be "very determinative" on if he'd meet with the Russian leader. 

“Maybe I won’t have the meeting," Trump said. "Maybe I won’t even have the meeting. ... I don’t like that aggression. I don’t want that aggression at all.”

He added that the Kremlin's aggression was "absolutely" a cause for concern for the American people. 

Ukraine's navy said Sunday that Russia fired on some of its ships in the Kerch Strait. Russia then seized both ships and a tugboat, Ukraine said. 

Russia’s federal security service has argued that it seized the ships for illegally sailing into Russian territorial waters, though the area where the incident occurred is widely recognized as Ukrainian territory.