July 3, 2018 / 9:55 AM / in 4 months

Putin happy to hold one-on-one meeting with Trump at summit, says Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin would be comfortable holding a one-on-one meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at their upcoming summit in Helsinki, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Putin may start the summit with a meeting with Trump if Washington confirms that, Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

The Kremlin said Putin did not plan to meet U.S. lawmakers who are visiting Russia this week.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova

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