इंडियन आवाज़     19 Dec 2018 10:39:52      انڈین آواز

Trump-Putin summit signals warmer ties

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin vow for a fresh start to troubled relations



File photo


US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin pledged a fresh start to troubled ties between the two countries, at their first one-on-one summit in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.

Both leaders held a two-hour long closed door meeting during which they discussed a number of issues, including Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections, Syria, Ukraine and China to trade tariffs and the size of their nuclear arsenals. They expressed a desire to co-operate onglobal challenges.

At a joint news conference after the meeting, Trump said US-Russian ties had never been worse than before their meeting but that has now changed. Putin echoed Trump’s view, saying the 2 sides have outlined the first steps to improve bilateral relationship.

And Putin again denied alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s election campaign. He said Russia has never interfered with and is not going to interfere with US elections.

Trump said neither he nor Putin see any reason why Russia should do that. While they stressed their commitment to improving bilateral ties, the leaders apparently failed to reach concrete agreements on Syria, nuclear disarmament and other key issues.

Standing alongside Mr Putin at a joint news conference, Mr Trump said, theRussian President delivered a powerful denial of any meddling in US elections. He said, Mr Putin privately made an incredible offer to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the elections.

The US President did not elaborate on the offer, although Mr Putin himself suggested that special counsel Robert Mueller could ask Russian law enforcement agencies to interrogate the suspects.

Later, in an interview to Fox News, the Russian President termed the probe by Robert Mueller as political games that should not be permitted to interfere with the US-Russia relations. Speaking through a translator, he said, the ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Lack of consistency and self belief led to India’s failure in the World Cup

Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar The 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World cup produced a new Champion in B ...

Hockey Federation reprimands coach Harendra for his outburst against umpires

Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday officially reprimanded In ...

Australia humiliates England 8-1 to claim Hockey World Cup Bronze

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar A rampaging Australia pumped out all their pent up frus ...



Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...


Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

In January, the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police had registered a case of cheating against builder ...

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

By Utpal Borpujari / Panaji (Goa) Indian cinema scored big at the 49th International Film Festival of India ( ...


@Powered By: Logicsart