US President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires – hours after the Kremlin announced it had been scheduled for Saturday. “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting […] in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin,” Trump said in a Twitter on his way to the G20 summit. “I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”
Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Moscow hadn’t received any information about the change of schedule. He added, however, that if it were cancelled, Putin would have a few more hours to talk to other world leaders on the sidelines of the summit.