Kremlin 'regrets' Trump decision to cancel Putin talks

Trump and Xi conclude a commercial truce in high point of a confrontational G20

Vladimir Putin, president of Russian Federation.

During a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, Putin touched upon several issues, as he voiced Moscow's points of view over them. Ukraine has called for a stronger North Atlantic Treaty Organisation presence in the Black Sea region and for further Western sanctions against Russian Federation. "Russia must stick to this", she said.

Trudeau's message to Putin came on the heels of a Friday statement from the foreign ministers of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the high representative of the European Union, expressing concern about Russia's actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait and surrounding waters. I think we have a very good relationship, and I think we're going to have a very good relationship with Russian Federation, and China, and everyone else.

Ukrainian officials have denied that the vessels were in Russian waters and say they had the right to sail through the Kerch Strait.

Although Trump had previously floated cancelling the meeting with Putin, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he did not make the final decision until boarding the plane for Argentina and speaking with national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. I think that one is really necessary.

Vladimir Putin strode into the summit under a cloud, having drawn outrage from Europe over last week's incident in which his navy detained three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors - causing Trump to abruptly cancel their scheduled meeting. Russian Federation recently seized three Ukrainian vessels and crews.

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Mr. Trump has said US intelligence reports on the crime don't establish conclusively whether the crown prince was involved in planning the murder or knew about it in advance.

"It is regrettable that we can't succeed in holding a full-scale meeting, which is long due", Putin said, adding that issues of strategic stability would be of paramount importance. The sides have reportedly agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, while Trump also agreed not to boost tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on 1 January as he initially planned.

President Putin, he said, "is ready to have contacts with his American counterpart".

If that was created to soothe Trump, Xi more generally urged his fellow G20 leaders "to stick to openness" and to "steer (the) world economy responsibly", Xinhua reported.

The CIA reportedly has told Trump that Prince Mohammed, who has close ties to the administration, was behind the brutal murder of dissident journalist and USA resident Jamal Khashoggi. But when gathering for the traditional "family photo", Trump walked past the Russian president without stopping.

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