Kremlin Spox: Trump, Putin Will Have A ‘Brief’ Meeting At G-20 After All

US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic... US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 30, 2018 9:32 a.m.

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a “brief, impromptu” meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina despite Trump’s abrupt cancellation on Thursday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told a Russian news agency.

First flagged by Reuters, the meeting has not yet been confirmed by U.S. sources. A White House official told pool reporters Friday morning: “There is no scheduled pull aside.”

Trump said Thursday he cancelled the meeting due to Russia’s aggression with Ukrainian ships and crews last weekend. Some are dubious about that explanation due to the President’s previously lukewarm denunciations and Thursday’s revelation of Trump-Russia connections after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea.

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