Putin-Trump summit gets underway

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Trump calls the European Union, Russia, and China 'foes' of the US

The meeting Monday comes just days after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly interfering in the election.

Addressing the media, Trump said the meeting Monday with Putin "went very well". Relations between the press and government officials in both the US and Russian Federation have been problematic throughout the years. "That changed, about four hours ago".

Putin said: "The time has come to talk in a substantive way about our relations and problem areas of the world".

Putin made Trump wait for him, arriving behind schedule in Helsinki as the two leaders attempted yet another reset of U.S-Russian relations.

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He said that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections" and that he would consider further sanctions against Moscow. US intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation did interfere, but the Kremlin has denied state involvement.

He went on to warn that Russian Federation remains capable of launching an interference campaign on 2018 midterm elections similar to what occurred in 2016 "we are just one click on a keyboard away from a similar situation repeating itself", he said.

"I hope this message reaches Helsinki", the former Polish premier added. "Shameful. Jaw-dropping. Disgraceful. I am running out of words to describe how despicable it is to see an American President capitulate to a dictator". The U.S. government also sought Russian government effort through a mutual legal assistance treaty, but according to a court filing this month, "no further steps have been taken within Russia to effectuate service".

"I really think the world wants to see us get along", Trump said.

Putin has repeatedly denied any knowledge of interference in the US election.

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Trump said the summit agenda will include among other things; Russia's involvement in Ukraine, Iranian interference in Syria, and Russian meddling in the United States presidential election. Noting that "mutual interests abound", he said he gave specific suggestions on dealing with crises under discussion.

He cited his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June as a "good thing", along with meetings he's had with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "We have all the required components" for peace.

Sasse responded to Trump right as the meeting with Putin was scheduled to start. The first ladies met separately over breakfast while their husbands held talks. The leaders to discuss bilateral ties and various issues on the global agenda. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing", Trump told the program. "We, hopefully, can do something about that because it's not a positive force, it's a negative force". He claimed the Russians also attempted to hack into the Republican National Committee, "but we had much better defenses".

Anti-Trump protesters gathered in Helsinki's Senate Square and marched through the Finnish capital and ended their demonstration at the square.

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Hundreds of people in the vicinity of the palace turned out to watch and take photos of the motorcade, and some held signs and flags.

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