Trump Says to Decide on Meeting Putin After Being Briefed on Kerch Strait Incident

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WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Sputnik) President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would make a final decision on whether to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina after he receives a full report on the Kerch Strait incident.

“I am getting a full report on the plane as to what happened [in Kerch Strait] with respect to that, and that will determine what I am going to be doing [regarding the meeting with Putin],” Trump told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart for Buenos Aires.

Trump added the talks with Putin have not been canceled yet, even though he has been thinking about terminating the meeting in the light of the latest developments in the Black Sea.

The US president concluded, “I think it is a very good time to have the meeting.

The Kerch Strait incident took place on Sunday when three Ukrainian naval vessels, heading from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea, tried to pass through the strait without obtaining permission from Russia and thus illegally crossing the country’s sea border.

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