The issues on the table when Trump and Putin meet

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In another tweet, the Republican president complained about Europe's trade surplus with the United States.

After his first meeting with Mr Putin previous year, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said Mr Trump had accepted Mr Putin's denial that Russia was involved in the hacking and disinformation attempt.

On Putin's wish list: an end to US military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of USA forces there.

Trump has long complained that the USA bears too large a financial burden, but has yet to act.

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The list goes on, and I'm sure Putin will give Trump a big kiss when they get together later in July to work on how to rig our mid-term elections. A White House spokesman later stressed Washington would not recognize the Crimea annexation.

Trump then criticized the European Union for recently striking a deal with Russia's energy-exporting monopoly Gazprom that will tighten Moscow's grip on Europe as its leading fuel supplier, which it has been for decades.

"It's not us", Putin has told Trump, the official summarized. She spoke ahead of a potentially testy summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations to be held in Brussels July 11-12.

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told McClatchy that European leaders are "scared to death" and are "increasingly anxious [Trump] is going to do things not based on what's in the best interest. but based exclusively on his vision of 'America First'". Can Putin offer concessions on the Russian position in Syria or Ukraine?

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More than half of Russians (56%) anticipate no significant results from the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement on Monday.

In some ways, Russian Federation remains the pre-eminent threat to US national security. "President Obama did not protect us, he let Putin freely capture Crimea and did not support us to the proper extent".

"The new strategy may call for more European military efforts", the former adviser to Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain and Pentagon leaders said.

So Trump is doing the smart thing.

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Mr Putin has raised sanctions with Mr Trump before. They'll have to, as always, hastily craft policies for whatever the boss might agree to - or reject - in Europe.

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