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Bolton due in Moscow to talk possible US-Russia summit

Updated: 2018-06-27 17:35

MOSCOW — US President Donald Trump's national security adviser is due in Moscow to lay the groundwork for a possible US-Russia summit.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton watches as President Donald Trump meets with France's President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.[Photo/Agencies]

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet US National Security Adviser John Bolton in Moscow on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Peskov said Putin was expected to bring up the issue of the "sad state" of bilateral relations.

Bolton will also meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Anticipation has been high for a possible Trump-Putin meeting as Trump seeks to mend strained relations with Russia. Ties between the two nations have sunk to the lowest point in decades.

Lavrov has said previously that Moscow "is ready for contacts." Vienna, Austria has been mentioned as a possible location for such a meeting.

Peskov said Tuesday that Bolton's meetings in Moscow would focus on bilateral relations, international stability and regional problems.


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