14:23 GMT +319 November 2018
Listen Live
    In this July 16, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. If Donald Trump is serious about his public courtship of Vladimir Putin, he may want to take pointers from one of the Russian leader's longtime suitors: Chinese President Xi Jinping. In this political love triangle, Putin and Xi are tied by strategic need and a rare dose of personal affection, while Trump's effusive display in Helsinki showed him as an earnest admirer of the man leading a country long considered America's adversary

    Putin, Trump to Hold Long and Substantive Meeting on Sidelines of G20 - Kremlin

    © AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko
    World
    Get short URL
    270

    In October, Putin said that Moscow was ready to discuss the possible US withdrawal from the INF Treaty with Washington’s partners without any "hysteria" and expressed hope that he would be able to touch upon this issue during his meeting with Trump in Paris.

    The Putin-Trump meeting in Paris will be brief. The two presidents will have a full-scale meeting at the G20, according to a Kremlin aide.

    "The G-20 meeting will be long and thorough, and in Paris, it will be short, brief," presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said.

    According to him, a meeting in Buenos Aires is still being agreed upon.

    "It’s hard to say an approximate meeting time, it’s impossible at present," Ushakov noted.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I in Paris on November 11.

    READ MORE: US Does Not Seek to Change Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons in Space — Pence

    On October 20, Trump said the United States would withdraw from the INF, claiming that Moscow was not complying with the agreement.

    The Kremlin rejected the accusations, adding that Russia would be forced to take measures to ensure its security if the treaty is terminated by the United States. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on October 28 that Washington had handed over to Russia a list of complaints regarding the implementation of the accord and that Moscow was preparing its response to the US concerns.

    Related:

    New INF Treaty: Including China Would Be a 'Brilliant Thing' - Prof
    INF Treaty Concerns European Security, Not US - Russian Envoy
    US Move to Exit INF 'Driven by Desire for Total Military Superiority' - Moscow
    NATO Ready to Continue Dialogue on INF Treaty With Russia
    Tags:
    withdrawal, meeting, INF treaty, G20, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik