With the summit between the two leaders, Putin will get praises from his counterpart thus significantly improving his and Russia's image after annexing Crimea, military conflict in Syria, and tampering with the United States elections, all that happened in the last few years.
Dmitry Peskov responded to comments made by President Donald Trump to reporters riding Air Force One on Friday.
Putin had two brief meetings with Trump on the sidelines of worldwide summits a year ago, but plans for a full-fledged summit had been delayed amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Congressional probes into alleged Russia-Trump ties that Trump has dismissed as a "witch-hunt". I asked him again.
"I think the president often says "we'll see" to show that he's willing to talk to foreign leaders about a range of issues and hear their perspective", Bolton said.
Bolton for his part said that "direct contact between Trump and Putin is in the USA national interest".
Asked about lifting of sanctions on Russia, Trump appeared to be non-committal.
"We don't want anyone tampering with elections", he told reporters en route to Bedminster, N.J. for the weekend.More news: Boycott alert: Walmart sells "Impeach 45" t-shirts
"If (the issue of election meddling) will be raised by the USA president, then the Russian president will repeat that Russia could not and did not have anything to do with this situation, around which such insinuations are unfurled", Peskov said.
The two leaders will meet on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, where they will discuss relations between the two countries as well as "national security issues", the White House has said.
Despite Trump's stated goal of improving relations with Putin, European allies and neighbors of Russian Federation are wary about Moscow's expansionist ambitions. Moscow has denied the allegations.
"He said he didn't meddle". "They did meddle in our election, and they're doing it again in 2018". So I'm glad the president is going to confront Putin.
The Kremlin's spokesman said on June 29 that Putin is prepared to tell Trump, as he has in previous brief encounters, that Moscow did not attempt to influence the election. "Show him the evidence you've got, Mr. President, because it's overwhelming".
Trump said Sunday that he's "going to mention" Russian meddling in USA elections during his July 16 meeting with Putin, and that the political fighting over the investigation into Russian interference is bad for the country.
Peskov also said Putin was ready to move towards normalising ties with the United States in proportion to U.S. willingness to do the same.