President Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton is expected in Moscow next week to prepare a possible Trump-Putin summit, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitiry Peskov on Thursday. He declined to provide any further details. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia was “ready for contacts” with the US. “If an agreement on a high-level meeting is reached, it will be announced,” Lavrov added.
DEBKAfile: This summit depends heavily on Washington and Moscow coming to terms on the Syria question. Realizing this, Bashar Assad brought forward his planned move on the the Quneitra and Daraa borderlands adjoining Israel and Jordan. His plan is to confront the two leaders with facts on the ground. It is not clear whether Moscow approved the move or how Israel will react.