President Donald Trump on Tuesday skimmed dropping a booked gathering with President Vladimir Putin after Russia assaulted and seized three Ukranian maritime vessels.
The president, amid a meeting with The Washington Post, said he was all the while holding up to get a “full report” from his national security group on the Sunday scene off the shore of Crimea, which Russia attached from Ukraine in 2014.
Trump said his choice to meet with Putin at the G-20 summit this week in Argentina would be “exceptionally determinative” on the report he gets from his group.
“Possibly I won’t have the gathering. Possibly I won’t have the gathering,” Trump revealed to The Post on Tuesday. “I don’t care for that animosity. I don’t need that hostility by any stretch of the imagination.”
Ukraine has forced military law following the assault. The nation’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, in a meeting with NBC News on Tuesday, approached Trump to advise Putin to “it would be ideal if you get out from Ukraine.”
Trump met with Putin in June in Finland, and the White House was in discusses having another summit between the two pioneers yet put off it until one year from now.
The president will meet with various world pioneers at the G20, including President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and China’s pioneer, Xi Jinping.
Trump’s booked gathering with Putin comes when the connection between the two nations has turned out to be tense, with the U.S. over the recent months extending sanctions on Russia.
Likewise, the president will likewise meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, another dictator figure.