US President Donald Trump says he may cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina because of Russia’s maritime clash with Ukraine.
In an interview with The Washington Post published on Tuesday, Trump said he was awaiting a “full report” from his national security team about Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews on Sunday.
“That will be very determinative,” Trump told the newspaper. “Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting … I don’t like that aggression. I don’t want that aggression at all,” he said.
Trump is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of the annual G20 summit, which convenes on Friday and Saturday.
The Trump-Putin meeting will cover security issues, arms control, and issues in the Middle East and Ukraine, US National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters.
The latest hostilities…