During the 15-minute dialogue in the Argentina Buenos Aires Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald trump discussed the Syrian issue, Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships around the Kerch Strait and the ability to negotiate in the future, reported The Financial Times.
The President of the United States Donald trump had a brief meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit G20 (“Big twenty”) in Argentina Buenos Aires without an interpreter on the American side, or official of a person who could write the content of the conversation, said on 29 January The Financial Times, citing sources.
Conversation of the leaders of the United States and Russia was held in the Opera house “colon”. According to sources, trump, his wife Melania and Putin were among the last guests of the theatre. Direct witnesses of the conversation between the two presidents became the only first lady of the United States and translator of the Russian President.
Sources said that the conversation trump and Putin had an informal, but more informative and lengthy than previously reported in the White house.
According to the representative of the Russian government, during a 15-minute dialogue Putin and trump discussed the Syrian issue, Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships around the Kerch Strait and the ability to negotiate in the future.
Trump was going to have a full meeting with Putin on 1 December 2018, at the summit in Argentina, but on 29 November announced the cancellation of the meeting due to the fact that Russia is not Ukraine back captured in the Black sea, ships and sailors. In the Kremlin on 1 December said that Putin and trump had a brief informal meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The white house confirmed the information about the conversation.
12 January 2019 The Washington Post, citing sources reported that trump hides the details of his private conversations with Putin. According to the publication, over the past two years trump has met with Putin five times, and the full details of the negotiations of the heads of state unfamiliar even high-ranking officials of the administration of the American leader. The Washington Post also wrote that trump wanted the record interpreter after his brief meeting with Putin in Hamburg at the summit of “Big twenty” in 2017.
The foreign Affairs Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress will hold a hearing in connection with the information on the classification trump the content of the conversations with Putin. Lawyers committees on intelligence and international relations of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress also want to interview the interpreters.
The last full-scale summit between Putin and trump took place on 16 July 2018 in Helsinki. The talks lasted for 2 hours 10 minutes.