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G20 meet: Donald Trump may cancel talks with Putin over Ukraine conflict

The two leaders were due to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires later this week and discuss security, arms control, and issues in Ukraine and the Middle East

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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to Marine One after speaking to media at the White House in Washington. (Photo:PTI)

US has said he may cancel a meeting with his Russian counterpart following a maritime clash between and

Trump told the Post he was waiting for a "full report" after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats on Sunday. A Crimean court was expected to decide the fate of detained Ukrainians on Wednesday, the reported.

The US has told the Post that the report coming from his national security team would be "very determinative". "Maybe I won't have the meeting (with Putin). Maybe I won't even have the meeting. I don't like that aggression. I don't want that aggression at all," he said.

The two leaders were due to meet on the sidelines of the summit in Buenos Aires later this week and discuss security, arms control, and issues in and the after the meet convenes on Friday, national security adviser told reporters.

The US has also urged European states to do more to support

State department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said wanted to see tougher enforcement of sanctions against

Russian coastguard ships opened fire on Sunday as two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug sailed through the Kerch Strait off the coast of Crimea, which was annexed by in 2014.

Twenty-four Ukrainians were detained and at least three were wounded in the incident.

Ukraine described it as an "act of aggression" but Russia said the ships had illegally entered its waters.

A Crimean court later ordered that 12 of the Ukrainians be detained for 60 days.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian said there was a threat of "full-scale war" with Russia, a day after Kiev imposed for a 30-day period from November 26 in 10 border regions, the reported.

"The number of (Russian) tanks at bases located along our border has grown three times," he said.

Five of the 10 regions border Russia while two are adjacent to Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region, where Russian troops are stationed. The other three regions border the Black Sea or Sea of Azov close to Crimea.

 

First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 08:16 IST
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