November 28, 2018 / 9:16 AM / 19 days ago

Kremlin says Putin-Trump meeting still being prepared despite Trump's remark

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov looks on during a visit to the Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus joint venture plant of Sollers and Japanese Mazda in Vladivostok, Russia September 10, 2018. Valery Sharifulin/TASS Host Photo Agency/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Washington had not informed Moscow that a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina this month was cancelled and that it was still being prepared.

Trump said on Tuesday that he might cancel the meeting after Russia seized three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea. Trump said, however, that he was still awaiting a “full report” from his national security team about the incident.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that the Kremlin was aware of the statement by Trump, but that the meeting had been approved and was still being prepared.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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