Published reports say President Donald Trump will be talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday. The announcement came from the Kremlin and has been confirmed by the White House. It’s unknown at this time who initiated the call.
RT: Trump hopes to get along with Russia, ‘knock the hell out of ISIS together’
In an interview to Fox News on Friday, Trump said it would be to the advantage of both Russia and the US to mend ties and pool their efforts in the fight against terrorism.
Speaking to Sean Hannity of Fox News, US President Donald Trump said that he looks forward to speaking with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
“He called me after I won, but I haven’t had a discussion, but I understand we will be having a discussion soon,” Trump told Hannity.
On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Trump and Putin will have a phone conversation on Saturday.
USA Today: Kremlin: Trump, Putin to speak by phone Saturday
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to have their first conversation since Trump took office when they speak by phone this Saturday, according to the Kremlin.
Wall Street Journal: Trump, Putin May Speak by Phone Over Weekend, Kremlin Says
Russian President Vladimir Putin may speak with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone on Saturday, the Kremlin said, potentially marking the leaders’ first conversation since Mr. Trump took office.
The announcement came Friday from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, according to Russian news agencies.
The two leaders spoke by phone soon after Mr. Trump’s election victory in November, pledging to work together to resolve issues such as international terrorism and extremism.
ABC News: US, Russian Officials: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to Speak by Phone on Saturday
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a telephone conversation this weekend, according to both a senior administration official and the Kremlin.
The call will take place on Saturday, both the U.S. official and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Friday.
“As it usually happens during such contacts, the sides will naturally exchange opinions on key parameters of the current state of bilateral affairs,” Peskov told reporters Friday. “One can hardly expect substantive contacts on the entire range of affairs from this call … Let us wait and see, let us be patient.”
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