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Nov 29, 2018

Trump cancels meeting with Putin at G-20 summit


By Jamie Lincoln Kitman


Donald Trump
President Donald Trump has been under increasing pressure to take a hard line on Russia’s decision to fire on Ukrainian ships and capture their crew. | Win McNamee/Getty Images
BUENOS AIRES — President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is canceling a planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here, citing Russia’s recent aggression toward Ukrainian ships.
“Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting....,” Trump tweeted, adding in a second tweet, “....in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”
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Trump has been under increasing pressure to take a hard line on Russia’s decision to fire on Ukrainian ships and capture their crew.

Source: POLITICO

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