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Trump Scraps Putin Meeting at G-20 Over Russia's Ukraine Strife

  • Tensions have risen since Russia capture of vessels Sunday
  • Leaders had planned first one-on-one since July in Helsinki
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President Donald Trump canceled a one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit, citing Russia’s capture of Ukrainian ships and sailors in the Kerch Strait near Crimea earlier this week.

Trump made the announcement in a tweet Thursday aboard Air Force One on his way to the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, where the two leaders were scheduled to meet later this week. The cancellation is a blow to Putin, who has sought to show he’s not isolated from the international community despite Russian aggression against Ukraine.