Kremlin says Putin, Trump to speak by phone on Tuesday: RIA

Politics 02 May 2017
Kremlin says Putin, Trump to speak by phone on Tuesday: RIA

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will speak by phone on Tuesday, RIA news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Trump will speak with Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the White House said on Monday night.

A senior Trump administration official said the two leaders would likely discuss the civil war in Syria, where Moscow backs the government of Bashar al-Assad and the United States supports rebels trying to overthrow him.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

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