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    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018

    Trump Accuses 'Fake News' of Attempt to 'Disparage Great Meeting With Putin'

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    The US president said that he had a great meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and lamented that the liberal American media are trying to present these contacts in a negative light by all means.

    Trump and Putin met for the first official summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 16.

    On July 19, the US president expressed hope to have his next meeting with Putin in Washington so that the two leaders could begin to implement the ideas that they had discussed during the Helsinki summit.

    The two presidents had a one-on-one private conversation discussing the Syrian refugee crisis, the situation in Ukraine, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

    READ MORE: Pentagon Allegedly Taken by Surprise Over Putin-Trump Military Agreements

    Since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, US authorities have been investigating allegations of possible collusion between his campaign team and Russia, claiming that Moscow had allegedly meddled in the election process in order to help Trump defeat Clinton.

    Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the election, stressing that no accusations against Russia have been substantiated.


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