•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat Russia's Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow

11:51  10 june  2018
11:51  10 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Putin says 'fierce' U.S. politics hindering summit with Trump

  Putin says 'fierce' U.S. politics hindering summit with Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed political ructions in the United States for difficulties in arranging a summit with President Donald Trump, in remarks broadcast on Monday. Trump said in March the two leaders would meet soon. But since then already fragile ties between Washington and Moscow have been strained further by the conflict in Syria and the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Putin said last month the proposed summit was beset by problems and was not working out for now.Asked by Austrian broadcaster ORF why it was taking so long to arrange, he said: "You have to ask our colleagues in the USA.

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Russia did not choose to leave the G 7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow , President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U. S . President Donald Trump’ s suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting. Trump said on Friday

Russia did not choose to leave the G 7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow , President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U. S . President Donald Trump’ s suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting.

Vladimir Putin: 10, 2015. President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will counter NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) © Provided by Associated Press 10, 2015. President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will counter NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia did not choose to leave the G7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting.

Trump said on Friday that Russia should have attended a Group of Seven summit in Canada over the weekend, an idea that even Moscow seemed to reject saying it was focused on other formats. Russia was pushed out of the then G8 due to its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea four years ago.

Russia not trying to split EU, Putin says before rare visit to Western Europe

  Russia not trying to split EU, Putin says before rare visit to Western Europe Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast on Monday, said he did not want to divide the European Union as he prepared to visit Austria in his first bilateral trip to a West European country in almost a year. "We do not pursue the objective of dividing anything or anyone in the EU," Putin told broadcaster ORF."We are far more interested in the EU being united and flourishing because the EU is our most important trading and economic partner.

Russia did not choose to leave the G 7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow , President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U. S . President Donald Trump’ s suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting.

We did not (choose to) leave it, our colleagues refused to come to Russia due to known reasons at some point. Please, we will be glad to see everyone here

"We did not (choose to) leave it, our colleagues refused to come to Russia due to known reasons at some point. Please, we will be glad to see everyone here in Moscow," Putin told reporters at a briefing in China's city of Qingdao.

He, however, added that the combined purchasing power of the Russia and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a meeting of which he was attending in China, outstripped the G7. The latter currently includes the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany.

The G7 ended in discord on Saturday when Trump clashed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he might hit the auto industry with tariffs.

Trump said in March that he and Putin would meet soon, but since then already poor ties between Washington and Moscow have deteriorated further over the conflict in Syria and the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The Kremlin has complained that efforts to organize the meeting seem frozen.

Putin praises 'brave' Trump over planned meeting with North Korea's Kim

  Putin praises 'brave' Trump over planned meeting with North Korea's Kim Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to set up a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "brave and mature", and said that he was expecting a "positive outcome".The historic summit will take place on June 12 in Singapore, in the latest twist in a high-stakes diplomatic drive by the United States to curtail Pyongyang's nuclear arms programme.

News Russia ' s Putin would be ready to host G 7 in Moscow QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Russia did not choose to leave the G 7 and would be happy to host its memb.

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – Russia did not choose to leave the G 7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow , President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U. S . President Donald Trump’ s suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting. Continue reading…

Putin said on Sunday he thought it was important that the two men meet and said he shared Trump's concerns about the risks of an arms race developing between Russia and the United States, something he said officials from the two countries needed to discuss.

He said a meeting could take place as soon as the United States was ready and that many European countries had offered their help in making it happen.

Putin, who has previously told Europe he had warned them about the trade threat Washington posed to them, also said that if Trump imposed new tariffs on imports of foreign cars it would have serious consequences for the global economy and especially for Europe.

Trump was due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; writing by Polina Devitt and Andrew Osborn Editing by Adrian Croft/Keith Weir)

Trump says it's 'possible' he'll meet with Putin this summer .
<p>President Donald Trump says "it's possible" he'll meet with Russian President Vladimir this summer.</p>And he again made the case that Russia should be allowed to re-join the Group of Seven industrialized nations during in an impromptu interview and gaggle on the White House driveway.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!