Kremlin dismisses reports about likely dates when Trump may visit Russia

November 17, 2016 TASS
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Nov. 9, 2016. Source: Reuters

Likely dates of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s visit to Russia have not been discussed in Russia yet and all media reports on that score look like a canard, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media.

"For the time being there’ve been no discussions (regarding the possibility of Trump’s visit). It is an utterly unchecked speculation. It looks like a canard," Peskov said about media rumors Trump might visit Russia shortly after inauguration.

"There are no specifics. Naturally, nothing has been said so far it might take place before the inauguration. There is no concrete understanding what there will be after the inauguration. It is too early to talk about that," Peskov concluded.

Earlier, several mass media quoted a source in the Republican party that Trump was planning a trip to Russia after inauguration, due on Jan. 20, 2017. The source said on the condition of anonymity that Trump’s advisers had persuaded him to visit Russia after taking office, and not before the ceremony.


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