Trump reveals topics he plans to discuss with Putin during meeting
11:20, Saturday, 30 June, 2018
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he will discuss during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Moscow's alleged interference in US elections. "Ukraine, Syria, elections… we don’t want anyone tampering with elections," Trump said as quoted by the pool on Friday when asked about his agenda with Putin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier in the day if Trump raises the issue of Russia's alleged meddling in the US election at talks in Helsinki, Putin will be ready to once again deny it.
The US intelligence community concluded in January 2017 that Russia attempted to influence the November 8 elections and help then-candidate Trump to win against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Moscow called the allegations absurd and said Russia does not interfere in the internal affairs of other states. Kremlin officials also said the allegations are an attempt by US politicians to distract from domestic problems and an effort by the US media to demonize Russia.