MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. The presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump during a conversation over dinner at the G20 summit in Hamburg touched on the subject of adoption of children from Russia, but the abolition of the existing prohibition in this area. This was stated to journalists the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
“I can confirm that indeed this issue was raised. No longer can you say”, – said the representative of the Kremlin. “No, about it speeches do not go”, – said Peskov on a question, whether in that regard the repeal of the “law of Dima Yakovlev”, prohibiting the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
Peskov reiterated that it was not alleged a second, secret meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, but only conversation of the leaders at the dinner for heads of delegations.
Previously, trump said in an interview with the New York Times that during a dinner, organized in the framework of the summit of “twenty” in Hamburg, he with his Russian counterpart the topic of adoption in the United States children from Russia. He noted that the conversation lasted about 15 minutes, and recalled that close to Putin, sat the first lady of the United States, the Melania trump. “It was almost time for dessert – said trump. – I came just to greet Melanie, and when I was there, I shook hands with Putin.”
“In fact, for the most part it was a courtesy” – said the President of the United States.
US support for the rebels in Syria
Dmitry Peskov said that the leaders of Russia and USA in Hamburg not discussed Washington’s support for the rebels in Syria.
“No,” – said the representative of the Kremlin to the corresponding question of journalists.
Asked to comment on Washington’s intention to curtail the program of training of the Syrian rebels he refused. “From the Kremlin we’re going to comment, we leave it without comments”, – said the press Secretary of the Russian leader.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post, citing sources in the American administration said that trump has decided to close the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) support and arming so-called moderate Syrian opposition, fighting against government troops. As the publication says, it can mean the actual step towards Russia, which supports the current government of Syria. According to sources, the decision trump has taken almost a month ago after meeting with the Director of the office of Mike Pompeo and his assistant for national security General Herbert McMaster at the White house on the eve of talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Hamburg.
Program of the CIA to support opposition groups, started in 2013, has been the core policy of the Obama administration’s pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, according to the newspaper, “even its supporters began to Express doubts as to its effectiveness after two years ago, Russia has deployed troops to Syria.”
A new meeting
In addition, the press Secretary of the President said that Moscow and Washington do not yet have any initiatives to prepare a new meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States, but the chance that she will be there.
“There are no timelines for a new appointment is not marked, so any estimation or initiatives yet,” – said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
However, according to him, “however, of course, the chance that the next meeting once held there.”
Putin and the tramp first met in Hamburg during the summit of “twenty”. The leaders of the July 7, held talks, which lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes and spoke during the General for the summit dinner. One of the results of negotiations of heads of the Russian and the American government was the agreement on the introduction of a zone of de-escalation in the South of Syria.