Kremlin sees ‘lack of initiative’ in Washington on Putin-Trump meeting issue

The issue of a possible meeting between the Russian and US presidents lacks particular details and initiative from Washington, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. “So far, there is still the lack of particular details after the last phone conversation” between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, he said, citing the two presidents’ understanding on the need for contact. “There is still the lack of initiative from our US partners,” Peskov said. On March 20, Putin and Trump agreed in a phone call to issue instructions to start preparations for a Russia-US summit. According to later reports, Trump had not only mentioned the possibility of a meeting but also invited Putin to Washington, TASS reported.