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Trump cancels planned meeting with Vladimir Putin at G-20 Summit, via Twitter

President Donald Trump says he's cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels.

Mr Trump tweeted his decision today after departing Washington for a world leader summit in Argentina, where he and Mr Putin were to meet.

Mr Trump says "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!"

Russia recently seized three Ukrainian vessels and crews. Russia said Ukraine didn't have permission to pass between Russia's mainland and the Crimean Peninsula.

While the formal meeting has been cancelled, they could still talk to each other at the summit. Source: Breakfast

Ukraine insisted its vessels abided by maritime laws.

Trump’s failure back up claims from US intelligence agencies came as he met President Putin in Helsinki.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Source: 1 NEWS