Putin, Trump adviser Bolton to meet in Moscow to discuss summit

June 27 (UPI) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday to discuss plans for a summit with President Donald Trump.

During the visit, Bolton will also meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov and members of Russia’s Security Council.

“In our bilateral relations, we cannot boast of intense bilateral contacts, let alone high-level ones, that’s why certainly, such contacts are used for exchanging views on key global issues — they are rather clear and evident,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Peskov said the two parties might discuss “the sad state of our bilateral relations.”

The U.S.-Russia summit is expected to follow a NATO summit in Belgium on July 11 and a visit by Trump to Britain two days later.

It’s not yet clear where a summit will be held, but Helsinki, Finland, and Vienna, Austria, have been mentioned as possibilities.

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