Aug 1, 2019 - World

Trump discusses U.S.-Russia trade and Siberian wildfires with Putin

President Donald Trump (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) attend their bilateral meeting at the G20 Osaka Summit 2019, in Osaka, Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump at the G20 Osaka Summit 2019. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Wednesday to discuss wildfires in Siberia and trade between the U.S. and Russia, the White House said, according to Reuters.

The big picture: The statement by White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley comes hours after the Kremlin said on its website that Putin expressed "sincere gratitude" to Trump for offering help with the wildfires, saying he may accept the offer if the situation demands it, per Radio Free Europe.

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