Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Crimean issue not raised in Trump's phone talk with Putin

Erik Tate | 16 February, 2017, 01:17

Both Putin and Trump have repeatedly said they want to try to mend US-Russian relations, which were severely damaged under the previous president.

Suspicions about President Donald Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin took on a whole new meaning Tuesday night.

"As you know there was talk of the possibility for a much earlier meeting but there are no specifics yet", Peskov said.

Last week, Putin said that a possible venue for the first encounter with Trump could be Ljubljana, Slovenia, but stated that the choice of venue did not depend on Moscow alone.

U.S. -Russia relations deteriorated to their worst level since the Cold War under the Obama administration, which slapped economic sanctions on Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict. -Russian relations, which were severely deteriorated under the previous president.

The illustration of Trump and Putin appeared next to Hater's upside-down-heart logo and a hashtag with the company's tagline, "Love Through Hate".

Fernando Torres equalizes early for Atletico with incredible overhead golazo
Villarreal's Champions League hopes faded, though, as they were held 1-1 at home to Malaga to slip six points off the top four. John Guidetti looked to have delivered the telling blow when he slotted home Daniel Wass's cut-back 12 minutes from time.

The two sides recently had a phone conversation, that was assessed by many in Moscow and in Washington as a "good start", and a significant shift in dialogue.

A mural in Lithuania that showed Putin kissing Trump was shared in May.

Things really went off the deep end when people began genuinely speculating that Trump is the product of a decades-long Kremlin plot to put a puppet in the White House. However, the exact dates are unknown, and it is obvious that the organization of such meeting can take months rather than weeks.

Longstanding accusations from the USA intelligence community that Putin commanded Russian hacks on the Democrats during the election to help Trump, add another layer of controversy to their relationship.

The sides discussed vital global issues and also major aspects of the Ukrainian crisis.

Trade, economic, and security issues are among the topics that should be discussed, including the regions in the world suffering from conflicts.

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