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Trump plans one-on-one meeting with Putin

Trump plans one-on-one meeting with Putin

The US congressional delegation to Russia hopes for positive outcomes of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on July 16, Head of the US Congressional Delegation to Russia and Senator for Alabama Richard Shelby stated during a meeting with Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko. I think it's about him, and he's a narcissist, it's all about him.

"I'm concerned when the president tweets, you know, Russian Federation denies they meddled in our election", Republican US Senator Lindsay Graham told NBC's "Meet the Press" programme yesterday.

"We realize that there is an upcoming meeting between President Putin and President Trump in Helsinki".

Other contentious issues are also likely to come up in the meeting, which will mark the third time the two presidents meet but their first official summit.

"We'll see what Russian Federation does", Trump said. We talk about Ukraine, we're going to talk about Syria. We don't want anybody tampering with elections.

Trump and Putin will meet in the Finnish capital to mend the bilateral relations and discuss a range of national security issues, the White House and the Kremlin announced on Thursday. We are going to talk about the election.

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The president has repeatedly questioned the actions of the FBI in connection with their investigation of Clinton's email use.

He said that "serious preparation" was underway for the planned meeting between the two leaders but gave few new details on the agenda.

Suslov said that an unacceptable "pre-war situation" has developed in Russia-U.S. relations.

During the Singapore summit, however, "Kim Jong Un said to me: The two of us have to get a picture together". There could be agreement on nuclear non-proliferation, or even on US-Russia mutual nuclear cutbacks. Moscow has denied the allegations. Trump tweeted after that encounter that there no longer was a nuclear threat from North Korea, an assessment that many diplomatic and nuclear experts dispute. "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" he wrote.

A man-to-man meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin is the kind of encounter that United States President Donald Trump, confident of America's military and economic clout - Russia's entire GDP is less than California's - and his own deal-making ability, seems to relish.

Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation by the United States in response, and its military intervention in the war in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad are major causes of strain in the two countries' relations.