Syria deal in the works ahead of likely Trump-Putin meeting

This weekend Putin is expected to meet Donald Trump, who is now touring Asia, during a summit in Vietnam. This was declared by presidential assistant Yuri Ushakov to Russian agencies.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied allegations of interfering in the USA election previous year that brought Trump to power. In all, six Russian skiers have been found guilty by an International Olympics Committee commission.

"That's what worries me: the Olympic Games should start in February, and we have presidential elections in March".

The four were named in the McLaren report last December, which alleges that a state-sponsored doping programme existed in Russian Federation between 2011 and 2015.

"It is a large body of ties and dependencies", he said.

Relations between Moscow and Washington have plummeted as a USA probe has accused Trump's former campaign aides of secretly meeting Kremlin-connected officials.

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Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, confirmed yesterday that a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Danang, Vietnam was on the cards.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday told reporters that the meeting could take place, but that details were still being worked out.

"In response to our imaginary interference in their election, [the US] wants to create problems in the Russian presidential election", he added.

"Many were proud about winning the most medals in the Sochi Olympics and see this victory as a symbol of national revival and return to a great power status, healing the wounds of the U.S.S.R.'s collapse", he said.

Recall, Ksenia Sobchak, who intends to run for presidential elections in 2018, said in an interview with CNN that he supports anti-Russian sanctions from the United States.

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