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Putin, Trump meeting to take place on December 1 at G20 summit in Argentina

The meeting would last for about two hours
16:50, 29 November 2018

AFP

The U.S. confirms that the meeting between American President Donald Trump and President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take place on December 1 at G20 summit in Argentina as Reuters reported citing official data of Kremlin.

It is noted that Putin and Trump plan to meet at the negotiations at 14:30 UTC on the sidelines of the summit.

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According to RIA News, the meeting would last for about two hours.

On November 29, Kremlin’s official stated that the leaders of Russia and the U.S. would seek ways to break the deadlock in the relations and they would discuss the issue concerning the strategic stability, Syria, Iran, and North Korea during the meeting.

Related: Captured Ukrainian sailors sustained six kinds of attacks in Kerch Strait

The meeting was doubted on November 27, when Trump claimed that he can cancel it after the capturing of three Ukrainian naval vessels by Russia near Kerch Strait.

The G20 summit to take place on November 30 and December 1 in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. 22,000 police officers and security agents will be involved in the event to provide the order.

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Besides, Trump plans to meet the leaders of Argentina, China, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, Japan, and India. Trump refused to meet with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia due to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

Related: Russian military ordered to use arms against Ukrainian ships intentionally

Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine. 

Related: Ukraine to ask Turkey to close Bosphorus for Russian naval ships

On November 27-28, Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested all Ukrainian sailors until January 25, 2019, who were detained by Russian border officers.

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