Russian Reports: Putin Ready to Invite Trump to Russia


In this July 16, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Trump and Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. Three days […]

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MOSCOW (AP) – Russian news reports say President Vladimir Putin is ready to invite President Donald Trump to Russia and that he’s willing to visit Washington if he feels the conditions are right.

Putin made the comments Friday at a news conference at the summit of leaders of the of BRICs countries in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Interfax news agency said he expressed readiness to invite Trump. The agency quoted Putin as saying “He has, by the way, such an invitation, and I told him about it.” It was not immediately clear if Putin was referring to a formal invitation or a verbal one in spirit.

Interfax quoted Putin as saying he is ready to visit Washington “if the appropriate conditions are created there.”

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