Kremlin says Trump shows willingness for dialogue with Russian Federation

Kremlin says Trump shows willingness for dialogue with Russian Federation

Congressman Mike Quigley knocked President Donald Trump for his comments about Russian election interference while in Japan for the G-20, during which he spoke with Vladimir Putin.

"But, in any case, the US president made this matter one of the priorities during our conversation at the G20 summit", Putin said following the G20 summit, answering an Interfax question, on Saturday. Peskov said the very term didn't appeal to the Russian government in the least.

Asked Saturday whether the issue was discussed during the meeting, Putin said that "we talked about it", but didn't elaborate.

He said he believes it's necessary to "turn the page" in relations with the USA, which have plunged to the lowest level since the Cold War era. At one point, Trump again said, "He denies it totally". "It's the same with our United Kingdom partners", said Putin.

Putin said he and Trump agreed that the nations' top diplomats should continue discussions on a possible extension of the New Start nuclear arms reduction treaty that expires in 2021.

"It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population", Putin told the Financial Times in an interview ahead of the summit.

"Let everyone be happy, we have no problem with what", Putin told the outlet.

"I am not trying to insult anyone because we have been condemned for our alleged homophobia", Putin said in the interview published Thursday. He called Putin's remarks "hypocrisy" based on the recent censoring of gay references in Rocketman in Russian Federation.

Russia has a "relaxed and unprejudiced" attitude toward people who are LGBT, Putin claimed, adding that Russian laws prohibiting the "propaganda of homosexuality among minors" is necessary because children need to be "left alone".

He said Russian Federation is in "constant" dialogue with the US and its partners on Syria, in order to "coordinate" actions and "efforts to fight terrorism".

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