G20: Trump calls off meeting with Putin

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 23:57 hrs

[USA], Nov 29 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin which was scheduled to take place on the sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina.

Trump had earlier threatened to cancel the meeting after Russia got into a maritime clash with Ukraine.

"Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!" Trump tweeted.

On November 25, Russian guards fired upon and then captured three Ukrainian naval ships as they entered illegally into the Russian territory of the Black Sea. This incident drew international condemnation especially by the West further leading to Ukraine preparing to impose martial law in its border areas with Russia. (ANI)