Kremlin says White House scandal is "internal matter"

Posted February 16, 2017

The Kremlin has announced that there is still no agreement about President Vladimir Putin's first official meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump, however the two will definitely meet at the G20 summit in July. "The image, which says "#LoveThroughHate", spurred an Internet frenzy, including Reddit threads where commenters said they had seen the same projection in different locations throughout NYC. Assuming that there is a G20 summit in July this year, one way or the other the presidents will meet there, but, as you know, there has been talk about the possibility of an earlier meeting.

"No, [the issue] was not raised", Peskov told reporters. Putin noted that he also met with former US President Barack Obama in the Slovenian capital.

"A meeting between the Russian and the United States president has been agreed on, intensive work on its agenda is underway, we intend to make the agenda positive", the Russian Senate speaker said.

"There's a lot of animosity out there, regardless of what side you're on", he said in a statement.

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There have been reports alleging that Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, before Trump took office. The Washington Post first reported about the discussions late Thursday, saying that the discussions were between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there have been no talks between Russian Federation and the United States about the lifting of sanctions.

"We have already said that there have been none", Peskov told reporters.