Trump may cancel meeting with Putin over events in Kerch

This morning there were reports about a possible meeting Donald trump with Vladimir Putin during the visit to Argentina for the summit of «Big Twenty». This was stated by the adviser to the U.S. President for national security John Bolton. However, just what trump said that the meeting could not take place because of the events in the Kerch Strait.

Trump may cancel meeting with Putin over events in Kerch

In an interview with The Washington Post, the President, trump said now that he expects his services for tonight a full report on the event in Kerch, and perhaps «we will not have this meeting at all. I don’t like this aggression».

On 25 November, Russian border guards attacked the ships of naval forces of Ukraine during their transit through the Kerch Strait. The Russians rammed one Ukrainian ship and opened fire. In the end, captured 3 ships and 24 sailors in captivity, some of them wounded. Ukraine believes that a new stage of escalation of the conflict, its troops fired personnel, the border guards of the Russian Federation. The Parliament of Ukraine announced the introduction of martial law, and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the high probability of invasion of Russian troops.

On support for Ukraine said NATO, a policy of the United States, and finally today, the President of the United States Donald trump. A personal meeting between us and Russian leaders at the summit Big Twenty in Argentina the next weekend was seen as an opportunity for compromise and negotiation. However, the refusal to meet can provide serious pressure on Moscow, which is demanding release of captured Ukrainian sailors to provide transit through the Kerch Strait in accordance with international law and to cease aggressive actions against Ukraine.