05.10.2022

Trump called the topics of negotiations with Putin in Helsinki

At the Russian-American summit, which will be held July 16 in Helsinki, will be the alleged interference of the Russian Federation in the elections in the United States, the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Donald Trump will discuss with Vladimir Putin the alleged interference of Russia in the US elections. The American leader said this to Reuters on Friday, June 29, aboard the presidential airliner Air Force One.

The topics of the Russian-American summit in Helsinki, which will be held on July 16, will also be the situation in Syria and Ukraine. The rest of the details of the agenda of the meeting with Putin, Trump did not give.

The first official summit of Russia and the USA in a long time

Earlier, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that during the talks Putin and Trump will discuss the development of bilateral relations, topical issues on the international agenda and the Syrian settlement.

The meeting in Helsinki will be the first Russia-US summit since Donald Trump took office. Prior to this, Trump and Putin met only in the framework of international forums. On Friday, June 29, CNN reported that Trump is going to conclude a deal with Putin in Syria, according to which official part of the territories controlled by the opposition will be given to official Damascus.

The White House called the key concession that Trump will seek from Putin in Helsinki

The central element of the future Helsinki summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the future of Syria and a proposal to attract Russia as a partner in ousting Iran from the battlefield.

This was stated by National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton.

According to him, it is important that leaders will speak face to face that “will allow a detailed discussion of Syria, as well as a number of issues.”

“There are opportunities for broader negotiations to provide assistance to oust Iranian forces back to Iran, which would be a significant step forward,” Bolton said.

A senior US official said the agenda for the meeting with Putin includes an expanded one-on-one meeting with Trump, which causes concern among some US officials about the concessions that might be made.

“No one knows what Trump will do when he is in the room with Putin. This applies to almost all issues, ”said a senior official.

Recall, Washington announced the withdrawal of the United States from a nuclear agreement with Iran. The European states that signed the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran still support it.

Iran says the issue of ballistic missiles and its participation in wars in the Middle East is not negotiable.

Finnish President commented on information about a possible meeting between Putin and Trump in Helsinki

The President of Finland, Sauli Niiniste, said that his country was ready to offer its services in holding on its territory a meeting of Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald Trump.

So the President of Finland commented on the information appeared in the media about a possible meeting between Putin and Trump in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

“Finland is always ready to offer good services if asked for. There are no other comments now, ”the office of the head of state said.

Earlier media reported that the capital of Finland, Helsinki, is seen as the most likely venue for the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Earlier it was reported that Austrian Vienna was considered as a platform for negotiations between Trump and Putin, but, according to journalists, this idea was abandoned.

The meeting between Trump and Putin will probably take place after the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11-12. Trump is expected to visit London during his visit to Europe to negotiate with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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