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Trump-Putin Summit Set for July 16 in Helsinki, Finland

• AntiWar.com by Jason Ditz

Russia and the United States issued identical statements Thursday morning, announcing that the upcoming Trump-Putin summit would be held on Monday, July 16, in the city of Helsinki, Finland.

Russian officials had already confirmed on Wednesday that a deal had been reached on holding a summit between President Trump and President Putin. Though the two have met twice on the sideline of international events, this will be the first direct summit with the Russian leader of Trump's time in office.

Today's announcements just confirmed the date and time. The statements also said that a range of national security issues important to both nations would be discussed during the meeting. They did not elaborate on what those were.

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