Putin and Trump to speak by phone this weekend

Both leaders spoke by phone in November following Trump's election, and agreed to "normalise" US-Russia relations

Putin and Trump to speak by phone this weekend

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may speak by telephone on Saturday for the first time since the US leader's inauguration, the Kremlin said.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded "yes" when asked by the RIA Novosti news agency on Friday whether such a talk between the two leaders was possible, as reported by CNN.

If it takes place, the conversation would be the first since Trump was sworn in on January 20.

Throughout the electorial campaign, Trump was accused by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being Putin's "puppet."

Less than one month before leaving the White House, former president Barack Obama took reprisals against Moscow over what he said was Russian meddling in the US presidential election,

The measures by Obama, who accused Moscow of "efforts to harm US interests," included the expulsion of 35 intelligence agents and financial sanctions on Russia's top intelligence agencies.

Trump has pledged to mend ties with Putin's government, and is angered by suggestions that his victory was aided by illegal Russian interference.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Ocak 2017, 10:23