US President Trump holds talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

@AFPUS President Donald Trump hailed his very good relationship with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as the two leaders held talks on the sidelines of the G20 meeting today.

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since the special counsel found extensive evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

A major probe led by special prosecutor Robert Mueller found there was an organised Russian campaign to influence the 2016 election won by Trump.

It found contacts between Russian operatives and Trump’s election campaign, but no evidence of a joint plot.

In Helsinki last year, Trump refused at a joint press conference with Putin to criticise Russian interference in the 2016 election and said that he believed the Russian leader’s denials.

The Hindu

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