White House, Kremlin play down ‘secret’ talks
meeting was not previously mentioned.
The Trump administration has been besieged by allegations that the his advisers allegedly colluded with Russia to win the election.
Trump took to Twitter to blast the suggestion that there was anything improper about his dinner chat with Putin.
At the dinner in Hamburg, Trump was seated between the wife of the prime minister of Japan and the wife of the president of Argentina. US first lady Melania Trump was seated next to Putin.
According to a US official, “during the course of the dinner, all the leaders circulated throughout the room and spoke with one another freely”.
“President Trump spoke with many leaders during the course of the evening. As the dinner was concluding, President Trump went over to Mrs Trump, where he spoke briefly with President Putin.”
Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic leads Nicolas Ivanoff of France over the Agricultural Palace in Kazan, Russia, before the fifth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Wednesday.