Kremlin comments on Bolton’s statement on impossibility of Putin-Trump meeting
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that U.S. presidential national security adviser John Bolton’s statement that it is impossible to hold a meeting of Russian and U.S. presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at the moment is not a reason for interference in the investigation of Ukrainian sailors.
Russian presidential spokesman added that they are responsible for the violation of Russia’s state border.
He agreed that three Ukrainian boats and their crews were incomparable in terms of importance to Putin-Trump talks on major international problems. "For this reason we hope, of course, that the United States will arrive at the same conclusion," TASS cited Peskov as saying. "Progress in the investigation and a court verdict, if it comes to that, may influence the fate of the Ukrainian crews," he added.
Bolton said that the U.S. Administration believes that another personal meeting between the Russian and U.S. presidents would be impossible as long as Moscow held Ukraine’s naval ships intercepted in the Kerch Strait.