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Kremlin: Putin doesn't feel snubbed by Trump canceling talks

AP  |  Moscow 

The Kremlin says Donald Trump's refusal to have a full-fledged meeting with hasn't ruffled the Russian leader.

The two leaders had been scheduled to have talks on the sidelines of last week's Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, but Trump abruptly cancelled the encounter over the Russian seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews.

Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said the Russian leader didn't feel insulted, but added that the Kremlin regrets the cancellation in view of numerous issues that require discussion.

He told reporters Tuesday that Putin and Trump spoke informally for about 10-15 minutes during a dinner, discussing the naval incident and the situation in

Ushakov said it's up to to organize a possible future meeting.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:35 IST