Trump to meet Putin in Finland next month
At the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/TASS via Getty Images
The White House announced has announced details of the Trump-Putin summit:
President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.
The backdrop: The meeting will take place shortly after the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12th. Senior officials from four NATO member nations told Axios' Jonathan Swan their worst fear is that Trump clashes with America's allies at the NATO summit and then lavishes praise on Putin.