Donald Trump says he wants to meet with Vladimir Putin but Russia’s still waiting for an invitation, according to the Kremlin.
While the US president announced that he’ll meet the Russian leader at the Group of 20 summit in Japan next month, that’s not Russia’s understanding, said Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.
“So far, there are no agreements on starting preparations for a meeting,” Peskov said.
While improvements in US-Russia relations can only take place through talks between the two leaders, “you’ll recall that it was Trump who decided to cancel the meeting last time,” he said.
The cautious response came as Putin was expected to meet US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday.