Trump set to meet Putin at G20… but ‘maybe’ he won’t
27 November, 2018
US President Donald Trump is still unsure whether to meet with Vladimir Putin, pending a ‘full report’ about the Kerch Strait incident that by pure coincidence happened just days before the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina.
A meeting with Putin is currently on Trump’s schedule for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which runs from November 30 to December 1. Speaking with reporters earlier in the day, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton did not mention any possibility of canceling the Putin meeting, only that Trump may not meet with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, due to his “pretty packed” schedule.
Bolton also said the White House’s position is that articulated by US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who called the incident “Russian aggression” and an “arrogant act that the international community must condemn.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has used the incident to declare martial law, a step he had not taken even at the height of the conflict in two eastern regions in 2014-2015. Kiev’s spy chief admitted that intelligence officers were on board the three captured vessels. That has led to speculation that the incident might have been a deliberate provocation ahead of the G20 summit, to prevent any kind of improvement in relations between Russia and the West.
From the #1 propaganda site – the BBC