Trump's Putin Call Didn't Touch on Election Meddling, UK Poisoning

Casting his ballot in Moscow Putin said he would be pleased with “any” result that gave him the right to continue serving as president

Casting his ballot in Moscow Putin said he would be pleased with “any” result that gave him the right to continue serving as president

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the arms race and foreign policy concerns.

"On the whole, the conversation was constructive and business-like", it said, adding that its goal was to help the two countries "overcome the problems that had accumulated in Russian-US relations".

On March 15, Washington imposed sanctions on Russian entities and individuals over what US intelligence agencies say was Moscow's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election that put Trump in the White House.

Moscow and Washington are at odds over Ukraine and Syria, while USA allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the US presidential election, something Moscow denies, continue to cast a shadow over ties.

The people and entities sanctioned for interference are the same as those indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investing allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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And Sen. John McCain of Arizona ripped Trump for congratulating Putin on winning another six-year term in an election whose outcome was never in doubt.

Trump and Putin will also talk about North Korea, Ukraine and Syria, among "various other things", according to local media reports.

US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a question asking if the White House believed the election was "free and fair".

Trump's relationship with the Russian leader continues to roil Washington, especially in light of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible ties between the Kremlin and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. She said a summary of the call would be released later.

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An official statement by the Kremlin on Tuesday said Trump and Putin discussed the importance of working together on global terrorism, limiting nuclear arms and economic cooperation.

The U.K. criticized the conduct of the election amid rising tensions after it blamed a nerve-agent attack on Russian Federation, which denies involvement.

Earlier on March 20, the Kremlin downplayed the absence of a congratulatory message from Trump with Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov telling reporters that he didn't see the lack of contact as an "unfriendly move", speculating that Trump's schedule might not have allowed for it.

But the two leaders did not discuss Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election or the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the former double agent targeted with a nerve agent in the UK.

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