But Friday, Putin accelerated the timeline, saying that he's ready to come to the White House and revealing for the first time that he's invited Trump to Moscow.
Trump had initially invited Putin to Washington this fall for a follow-up meeting to their Helsinki summit, but Trump national security adviser John Bolton changed the timeline this week, saying Trump now believes it should take place "after the Russian Federation witch hunt is over" and "after the first of the year".
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wanted U.S. President Donald Trump to be his guest in Moscow, an idea that the White House welcomed despite lingering criticism over the Helsinki summit.
But shouldn't some presidential meetings remain private?
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"He has a desire to have further meetings, I am ready for that".
Vladimir Putin and billionaire Mr Trump met in the Finnish capital Helsinki for a historic diplomatic summit earlier this month.
Her statement was in response to Mr Putin, who earlier had said at a news conference in South Africa that he was "ready" for a follow-up meeting with President Trump.
Relations between Russian Federation and the United States have been fraught because of rows over Russia's annexation of Crimea, and allegations - denied by Moscow - that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Mr Mattis said: "I am considering meeting with my counterpart, but there's been no decision". "We are ready for such meetings".
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At the Helsinki summit, Mr Trump failed to confront Mr Putin over Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. By all means. By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him about that...
You can see in pictures of Putin and Trump that the ball bore a logo for a near-field communication tag.
"I am ready to go to Washington".
Putin, who has ruled Russian Federation for most of the last two decades, also lauded Mr. Trump for what he said was a unique quality in a politician; keeping his promises. "In 2021, the New START treaty expires", he said, referring to a nuclear arms control treaty.
"You can criticize him for what he is doing, and some people do criticize him, however, one thing remains absolutely clear - he is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises".
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