Trudeau demanded Vladimir Putin release imprisoned Ukrainian sailors

Trudeau demanded Vladimir Putin release imprisoned Ukrainian sailors

Moments before taking off from the White House for the G20, President Trump told reporters that the Putin meeting was "probably" still on, though he was thinking about canceling.

The dinner for the participants and partners of the G20 summit at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Russian Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian sailors who were seized along with their ships by Russia last month, Putin's spokesman said.

Later on Saturday Erdoğan also said that Russian President Putin agreed on partial removal of visa regime between Turkey and Russia during bilateral talks.

This was reported to news Agency "Interfax-Ukraine".

Moscow had also built up a powerful naval force in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, which Russian Federation and Ukraine share, he said. "We saw him trying to approach different leaders around the world simply because he thought that things in foreign policy are as simple as meeting someone, but what he does with those meetings and what he does with those kinds of approaches is a different story".

Ukraine's leader has called on Germany and its allies to boost their naval presence in the Black Sea to deter Russian Federation from further aggression in the region.

Her main focus, however, was on the situation in Ukraine.

"The vast majority of (them) could not confirm they objective of their trip to Ukraine", Ukrainian border guard spokesman Andrei Demchenko told Ukrainian television on Saturday.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on the sidelines of the global summit, Pompeo said Trump scrapped the anticipated meeting "because the Russians behaved in a way that is deeply inconsistent with worldwide law".

And he cosied up at Friday's round-table talks to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, somewhat of a fellow outcast at the G-20 over his suspected role in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist.

"Playing the Russian card has become a convenient tool for solving internal political problems", Putin said recently.

But an informal chat between Trump and Putin went ahead on the sidelines of the summit regardless.

"But it seems to me that it's very important for us and for them to find a way of meeting before then", said Ushakov.

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