The White House continues to act ‘illogically’ by failing to stage a new meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Dmitry Peskov told RT, describing the broken relations between the countries as Barack Obama’s legacy. “We see lots of strategic questions on the agenda that should be tackled on the level of two presidents. There is no way for these problems to be solved on a lower level. We understand that lots of questions are coming from the American side that also should be discussed by the presidents,” Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s long-serving press secretary, told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze in a sit-down interview. He believes that the absence of prolonged face-to-face talks between the two leaders since the Helsinki summit last summer has key issues “idling” and “contradicts the national interests of our two countries,” adding that there is only so much Russia can do on its own. “We can’t be holier than the Pope,” Peskov surmised, speaking in English.
Source: Putin spokesman Peskov says Kremlin keen on fresh Trump talks: ‘We are a patient country’