Will Putin and Trump meet in Helsinki?
Finland is not commenting on the possibility of hosting the meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, but is ready to offer assistance if asked, the Finnish presidential administration said.
"Finland is always ready to offer good services, if asked," the administration cited President Sauli Niinisto as saying.
Earlier, Reuters cited a high-ranking US official as saying that Finland’s capital Helsinki is considered as a possible venue for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. According to the agency’s sources, Austria’s capital Vienna is not considered a potential venue anymore.
Politico cited a "person familiar with the planning" of the event as saying that "everyone’s preparing as if it’s Helsinki."
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June 9 that Putin and Trump had discussed a bilateral meeting in Vienna during their latest phone conversation.