WASHINGTON, United States (Kurdistan24) – United States' President Donald Trump on Sunday said his country would work “constructively” with Russia following a meeting with counterpart Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.
President Trump denied any agreements to ease sanctions against Russia while the two nations continue to disagree over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
The US leader also said he confronted Putin regarding evidence from American intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US Presidential elections.
“I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion.”
The US President suggested he and Putin discussed the possibility of setting up “an impenetrable cyber security unit” to prevent future elections hacking.
Trump also mentioned the agreement to implement a ceasefire in Syria which began on Sunday, Reuters reported.
The US, Russia, and Jordan reached a “de-escalation agreement” after a sideline meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 summit on Friday.
According to President Trump, the ceasefire agreement “will save lives.”
“Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Russia is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which has caused tension between Washington and Moscow in the past regarding US-imposed sanctions.
Concerning US sanctions on Russia, Trump said they were not brought up during his sit-down with the Russian leader.
“Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin,” he said. “Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian and Syrian problems are solved.”
Editing by G. H. Renaud