May 15, 2019 / 2:17 PM / in 2 months

Russia's Putin says he may meet Trump next month at G20 in Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint news conference with his Austrian counterpart following their talks in Sochi, Russia May 15, 2019. Alexander Nemenov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he may meet U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a gathering of G20 nations next month in Japan.

Trump said on Monday he planned to meet Putin at the G20 gathering. The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Putin was open to such a meeting, but that Moscow had not yet received any formal request from Washington for such a meeting to be held.

Reporting by Polina Devitt and Andrew Osborn; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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