Putin summit makes USA a 'less reliable' partner, former United Kingdom official says

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"If [the matter of election interference] is be raised by the US president, then the Russian president will repeat that Russia could not and did not have anything to do with this situation, around which such insinuations have been spawned", spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. A BuzzFeed News article citing anonymous sources also recently circulated widely, reporting that during the G-7 summit in Canada last month, Trump said that Crimea is part of Russia because the people there speak Russian.

"I think the problem for any European leader is (that) you just don't know what the response is going to be when you need America's help", he said.

After Trump and Putin met briefly in Vietnam in November 2017, Trump was criticised in the USA for saying he believed Putin when the Russian president denied Russian meddling.

There are several topics that will be cowered by Trump and Putin, and those include Syria, Crimea, Ukraine, sanctions, arms race, etc.

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"We're going to talk about Ukraine, we're going to be talking about Syria".

"They say Trump is going to negotiate this issue".

It's the first official summit between the two powers, though they've met twice before on the sidelines of worldwide gatherings.

United States allies who want to isolate Putin, such as Britain, or who are concerned about Trump's attitude towards Russian Federation are likely to be irritated by such a summit.

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Putin last month said patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow and denied state intervention - a departure from the Kremlin's previous denials of any Russian interference.

Peskov explained that President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss "all the other questions" in the "search for potential common ground".

The special counsel, USA intelligence agencies, and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee all have concluded that Russian Federation did try to influence the election through a social media campaign and other efforts. "They did meddle in our election, and they're doing it again in 2018".

Bolton also said he discussed Russia's annexation of Crimea with Putin and his aides during a 90-minute meeting. "Show him the evidence you've got, Mr. President, because it's overwhelming". That 1975 agreement was reached by the United States, Canada, and nearly every European country to solidify the post-World War II order in Europe and reduce tensions between the Western and Soviet blocs.

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Asked if the USA might recognize Crimea to be part of Russian Federation, he said, "We're to have to see" and then said the situation was handled "unfortunately" by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.