The Kremlin has expressed its surprise at the media reports about “secret” meeting between Putin and trump


MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The message the American media that Russian President Vladimir Putin held a “secret” meeting with his American counterpart Donald trump on the sidelines of the held in Hamburg summit “Big twenty”, cause surprise and confusion. On Wednesday in the First channel of said press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

Earlier, Reuters, citing unnamed White house spokesman said that US presidents and Russia’s Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin held a second meeting on the sidelines of the summit of “twenty” in Hamburg after the official two-hour talks.

The Agency has not disclosed the details of the summit, but previously the founder and Director of the international research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer told that it was in the evening and lasted about an hour.

“The use of such terms as “mystery” or “secret” meeting, is an absolute surprise and misunderstanding. Was formally agreed through diplomatic channels bilateral meetings, and then on the sidelines of the visit, they exchanged ideas and phrases. There was no secret and secret meetings. To assert this is absurd,” he said.

The press Secretary also added that such statements in the us media indicate that the political establishment in the US maintained an unhealthy attitude towards Russia, described by trump as “the Russian fever”. The very appearance of such information in the media Peskov quoted the President of Russia, called schizophrenia. “To position it as an appointment that could have been from someone to hide, it is a manifestation of the schizophrenia”, he concluded.

Earlier it was reported only one meeting trump and Putin on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg. It lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes, although it was initially designed for approximately half an hour. The leaders discussed a number of topical issues concerning bilateral relations and also touched upon the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the situation around North Korea and cybersecurity.

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