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Russia says Trump-Putin meeting at G20 will happen

Vladimir Putin smiles at President Trump.
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Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, told reporters on Thursday that the White House had confirmed a one-on-one meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, planned to take place on Saturday morning during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: Trump said earlier this week that he was considering canceling the meeting over Russian "aggression" towards Ukraine. Peskov said a meeting between the two presidents is in the world's interest, and that they are expected to "speak briefly at first, but everything is left to the direction of the heads of state."

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