October 23, 2018 / 5:29 PM / 2 years ago

Putin-Bolton meeting was 'interesting' - Kremlin aide

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) greets U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Kremlin aide on Tuesday described a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. national security advisor John Bolton as “interesting” and said Bolton’s presence signalled Washington wanted to maintain dialogue with Moscow.

“The discussion was business-like in nature, it was fairly substantive, I would say it was interesting,” Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy aide to Putin, told reporters after the meeting in the Kremlin.

“We view Mr. Bolton’s visit as a sign the Trump administration, despite the overall situation with our relations, is ready to maintain dialogue. We also have the same readiness and intention.”

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Polina Devitt

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