Trump plans to meet with Putin one-on-one, without aides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel

President Donald Trump is prepared to discuss Russian election meddling and other "malign" activities when he meets one-on-one with President Vladimir Putin later this month, the USA ambassador to Russia said.

Trump and Putin will meet July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, for their first official summit.

After basking in the certain accolades of his conservative base, Trump will turn his eyes to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Belgium, which is shaping up as one of the most pivotal meetings in the alliance's history.

As previously reported "FACTS" before the USA presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton said that the upcoming meeting trump and Putin could improve relations between the two countries, and one of the topics at the meeting may be a possible return of Russian Federation to the Big eight.

Mr. Putin is not expected to budge on key areas of conflict with the West, including the annexation of Crimea, support of separatist movements in eastern Ukraine and backing President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.

Huntsman also said Trump is pursuing the meeting in the interests of national security, to reduce tensions and lead to constructive engagement. One official who asked to speak on the condition of anonymity said "we're entering with our eyes wide open" but "the ball really is in Russia's court" when it comes to changing their behavior.

Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the conclusion of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation meddled in the election and has dismissed the investigation into potential collusion with members of his campaign as a "witch hunt" meant to delegitimize he presidency. Many observers indicate that trump is serious to prepare for the communication with the Russian President to ensure that the summit will promote the interests of the United States.

Earlier this week, Trump said that he was planning to "talk to him [Putin] about everything", mentioning such issues as Syria, Ukraine and claims of Russian meddling in the U.S. election in 2016.

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