Contrary to the information given on Tuesday, Vladimir Putin eventually met with Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state. The meeting is taking place late afternoon this Wednesday.
After all, Vladimir Putin met with Rex Tillerson, the American secretary of state, at a meeting that is taking place late on Wednesday in Moscow.
Rex Tillerson began his first official visit to Moscow on Tuesday as the first head of the administration of Donald Trump to visit Russia.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president had revealed to reporters at a press conference on Tuesday that there was no “meeting with Tillerson on the president’s agenda.” The justification used was that Rex Tillerson would follow a rigid diplomatic protocol during the visit, hence the only meeting was with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov
The day before Rex Tillerson’s arrival in Moscow, Donald Trump accused Russia of hiding evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government was responsible for the chemical weapons attack that killed at least 86 people in Khan Sheikhun, in the northwest of the country. Following this attack, the United States launched 59 missiles at that same air base.
Although the issues discussed at this meeting are not yet known, the Syrian issue should be one of the main issues.