Trump Will Focus on Russia's 'Malign' Activity at Summits, US Officials Say


Trump and Putin will likely also discuss two arms control pacts - the INF Treaty and the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Huntsman said, declining to address whether they might strike a deal on either pact, which are planks of US-Russian arms control.

Russian fans celebrated late into the night after the host team exceeded expectations on July 1 and defeated powerful Spain, ranked No. 10 in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association, also on penalty kicks, building the anticipation and hopes for the quarterfinal match.

Now Russia braces for the Croatia challenge.

Russian Federation had delivered the flawless opening salvo, firing five goals past the Saudis in the World Cup opening match that instantly gave the home crowd a reason to turn their attention to football.

They lost to Croatia 4-3 on penalties after extra time ended with the sides deadlocked at 2-2 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Saturday.

Russia's coach, Stanislav Cherchesov, said: "We don't have any chances to win this cup and, of course, we are sad. You are the best fans in the world!" the team wrote on Twitter. "I have a lot of disadvantages". Trump added that "I might even end up having a good relationship" with the Russian leader. But I never regret the decisions.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that he'll confer with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the Helsinki summit about implementing whatever agreements are reached.

"Very soon, after the World Cup is over, we will gather together with all those who deals with physical culture and all those who was engaged in the construction and the operation of these sports facilities and the sports infrastructure as a whole and draw up a plan of using the sports, engineering and transport infrastructure that has been built to develop physical culture in the country".

Putin watched on television as the hosts stunned 2010 World Cup winners Spain on penalties at the weekend to secure Russia's place in the quarter-finals for the first time since the Soviet era.

"It is a pity that have lost". Since then he has not attended any more FIFA World Cup Matches but Stanislav Cherchesov says that he continues to be in touch him.

Also, the coach noted that while it is impossible to predict its further stay on a post.

The fourth Cherchesov believes that it is thanks to the support of the fans, the team was able to make it this far in the competition.