Putin, Trump hold phone talks - [color=red]UPDATED[/color]
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  • 05:57 01 August 2019

Putin, Trump hold phone talks - UPDATED

US President Donald Trump, in phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, offered assistance to Moscow in fighting wildfires in Siberia, the Kremlin press-service said Wednesday.

According to the statement, Putin has informed the US president that a large air group has been deployed in Siberia to fight forest fires, adding that he would use Trump's offer of assistance if necessary.

"The US president has offered Russia help in fighting wildfires in Siberia. The Russian president expressed his sincere gratitude for such a caring attitude and the offer of help and support. Putin noted that Russia would use it if necessary … The Russian president assessed this move on the part of the US president as a guarantee of the future restoration of full-fledged bilateral relations", the Kremlin’s press service said late on the same day.

The Russian president viewed Trump's offer as a sign that fully-fledged bilateral relations could be restored in the future, according to a Kremlin statement. In addition, Putin and Trump agreed to continue contacts through phone calls and personal meetings, the statement said.

"The Russian and US presidents have agreed to continue contacts by telephone and in person", the press service added.

 

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US President Donald Trump in phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin offered assistance to Moscow in fighting wildfires in Siberia, the Kremlin press-service said Wednesday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

According to the statement, Putin has informed the US president that a large air group has been deployed in Siberia to fight forest fires, adding that he would use Trump's offer of assistance of necessary.

Moreover, the Russian president views Trump's offer as a sign that fully-fledged bilateral relations could be restored in the future, according to the Kremlin's statement. In addition, Putin and Trump agreed to continue contacts through phone calls and personal meetings, the statement said.

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