President Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this weekend’s Group of 20 (G-20) summit, citing Moscow’s military tensions with Ukraine.
The announcement, which Trump made on Twitter, came roughly an hour after the president told reporters the meeting would “probably” go ahead as planned.
“Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin,” Trump wrote while flying on Air Force One en route to the summit.
Trump added that he hoped to have “a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”
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