US and Russian officials have not yet discussed a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told journalists.
“This issue has not been discussed specifically by [Russian and US] diplomats yet,” Ushakov said, adding, however, that Russian officials have some “draft plans” while the US is likely to have plans of its own, even though the sides have not yet shared them.
He highlighted the NATO summit in Brussels scheduled to take place in May, which is likely to be attended by Trump, and the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg in July, which will be attended by Putin.
“Various options [for the meeting] are being discussed in the media … and even some officials make their own assumptions [concerning this matter],” Ushakov said, stressing that even the president of Slovenia expressed his readiness to host such a meeting.
“However, US and Russian officials have not discussed this issue yet. Specific dates and time limits of such a meeting are absolutely out of the question for the moment,” he added.