Published: Wed, April 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Vladimir Putin demands thorough probe into Salisbury poisonings

Vladimir Putin demands thorough probe into Salisbury poisonings

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Monday that Trump and Putin had "discussed a bilateral meeting in the "not-too-distant future" after their most recent phone conversation, and that the White House was one possible venue.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday expressed hope a meeting of the world's chemical weapons watchdog would put a "full stop" to the issue of an ex-spy whose poisoning in Britain has been blamed on Moscow. The warm words further stoked criticism that Trump is overly cozy with Putin, even as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russians trying to meddle in the 2016 election. "We'll see what happens". "Getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing", he added, with MSNBC's Hallie Jackson quoting the president as saying only "very stupid people" would disagree with him.

Both sides said they haven't started preparations for the visit.

The Baltic leaders will probably be listening closely on Tuesday for Trump to at least sustain his commitment to the Atlantic alliance and especially its members on the frontier with Russian Federation, if not make some kind of new announcement about military postings or other security arrangements.

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He faces tax and fraud charges in the second indictment , and conspiracy and money laundering in the first . Manafort does not now face charges related to the 2016 presidential election or Russian interference.

Also happening Tuesday, President Trump will host the leaders of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania at the White House.

Mr Putin said the type of the nerve agent used in the March 4 poisoning could be made in some 20 nations.

"During a telephone conversation between our presidents, Trump suggested that the first meeting could be held in Washington", Ushakov told journalists adding that the exact date for the talks was not discussed.

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