Trump To Meet With Putin
Details of a summit meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be announced on Thursday, a US official has told CNN. This official would not offer more details, but Helsinki, Finland, remains a leading site contender for the two leaders' meeting.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told CNN Wednesday that Washington and Moscow will jointly announce Thursday the time and place for a planned summit.
"The joint announcement is due to be made tomorrow," he told CNN's Matthew Chance.
Putin's aide Yuri Ushakov was quoted earlier by state news agency RIA Novosti as saying the summit would take place in an as-yet-unnamed third country.
Trump will be in Europe in mid-July for a NATO meeting in Brussels and a working visit to the United Kingdom.
On Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said it was possible Trump's meeting with Putin could take place on July 10 before his other European stops.
More details about the summit were expected as early as Wednesday when Trump's national security adviser John Bolton met with his Russian counterparts in Moscow. Before his arrival, it wasn't clear whether he would meet with Putin. But on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov indicated the two men would sit for talks.