Putin, Obama to Meet in June

MOSCOW, April 4 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will hold full-fledged talks on the sidelines of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland in June, a Putin aide said on Thursday.

The possibility of “contacts in connection with Obama’s participation in a G20 summit” is also under consideration, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.

The question of a possible visit to Moscow by Obama will be discussed with US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Ushakov said.

“I believe Donilon will come to Moscow and issue some signals in that regard,” he said.

Putin has no plans to meet with Donilon himself, he added.

Ushakov said in mid-March that Donilon would arrive in Moscow on April 15 to discuss a new configuration of the US missile defense system.


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