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Trump and Putin discuss Venezuela, North Korea and conflict in Ukraine over phone

Putin informed Trump on the main results of the meeting with the head of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un, which took place in Vladivostok on April 25
09:21, 4 May 2019

The New York Times
  

U.S. leader Donald Trump and President of the Russian Federatiom Vladimir Putin had a long-lasting phone call. They discussed the current crisis in Venezuela, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the nuclear treaty with the possible participation of China and settling down the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The White House published this, as Deutsche Welle reported.

“The call, which aides said lasted more than an hour, also included topics like a possible three-party arms control pact with China and North Korea's nuclear weapons program,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

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It should be noted that the heads of states discussed the current crisis in Venezuela and the nuclear weapons treaty.

The Kremlin said that the U.S. party initiated the call.

The presidents discussed the economic cooperation, in particular, the development of mutually beneficial trade and investment ties, the press service of the Kremlin said.

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Putin informed Trump on the main results of the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which took place in Vladivostok on April 25.

Also, they discussed the report of the Special Prosecutor Robert Muller, who directed the investigation into Russia's possible interference into the US elections in 2016.

In addition, the issue of a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine was raised as well.

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