Washington, Nov 30 : US President Donald Trump said on Friday said that he had cancelled his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires only because of the Kerch Strait naval incident.
The duo were scheduled to meet at the G20 summit on December 1, Officials sources said.
However, Trump abruptly cancelled the meeting on Thursday after receiving a report on the Black Sea incident between Russia and Ukraine.
"The basis of what took place with respect to the ships and the sailors that was the sole reason," Trump told reporters ahead of his the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The US president also expressed hope that Russia and Ukraine will resolve the issue soon and he will be able to hold talks with the Russian leader. (UNI)