|RT | Jul 9, 2017|
Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours in Hamburg on Friday, the first day of the G20 summit.
“We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
...We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
“He [Putin] vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion,” he said.
Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
“He [Trump] asked many questions on that subject. I answered those questions as best I could. I think he took it into consideration and agreed with me, but you should really ask him how he feels about it,” Putin said.
Putin confirmed on Saturday that both leaders had shared their views on cybersecurity, saying they had agreed to “create a working group and work together on how to jointly monitor security in cyberspace.”
After their meeting at the G20, US and Russian officials announced that a ceasefire deal had been agreed upon for southwest Syria, to take effect on Sunday, July 9. The ceasefire applies to the Daraa, Quneitra, and As-Suwayda provinces.
Putin: Trump different than on TV, we can restore relations with US https://t.co/koFkH7XA4Mpic.twitter.com/MGBJISIT7N— RT (@RT_com) July 9, 2017
“I think that if we continue building our relations like during our conversation yesterday, there are grounds to believe that we’ll be able to – at least partially – restore the level of cooperation that we need,” Putin said, addressing journalists.
‘Sanctions not discussed with Putin, until Ukrainian crisis resolved’ – Trump
Donald Trump also tweeted that he hadn’t discussed the sanctions the West has imposed on Russia during his meeting with Putin at the G20.
“Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin,” he wrote, adding that “nothing will be done” until the Ukrainian and Syrian crises are resolved.
The leaders also agreed to create a bilateral channel to promote a settlement for the crisis in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
Secretary Tillerson discusses US-Ukraine diplomatic relations, Minsk agreement and sanctions against Russia during remarks in #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/uDRaP3vk70— Department of State (@StateDept) July 9, 2017
“The US and the EU sanctions on Russia will remain in place until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered these particular sanctions,” Tillerson said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.