US President Donald Trump has called the Helsinki summit meeting with Vladimir Putin a great success and has revealed his expectations for a new meeting for a further resolution of existing problems.
"The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media," he twittered on Thursday.
"I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more," Trump wrote. "There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems...but they can ALL be solved!"
On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had the first full-scale meeting in Helsinki. They spoke one-on-one for more than two hours and then held expanded negotiations.
The discussion embraced bilateral relations and international issues, with both leaders saying at the end they had made a big leap forward.
Back at home, however, Trump has come under a downpour of criticism for the ostensibly insufficiently tough position on the much-rumored ‘Russian meddling’ in the US presidential race in 2016.