President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held what the White House described as “informal” conversations at the G20 summit in Argentina.
“As is typical at multilateral events, President Trump and the first lady had a number of informal conversations with world leaders at the dinner last night, including President Putin," Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said that Trump and Putin had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the summit Friday, reported Reuters.
Trump had canceled a formal one-on-one meeting with Putin ahead of the summit over the situation in Ukraine, citing Russian aggression as the reason.
He had avoided greeting Putin when leaders posed for a picture ahead of the summit on Friday.
In his press conference, Putin lamented that a formal meeting with Trump wouldn't take place.
"It is unfortunate that we can't hold a full-format meeting," Putin was quoted as saying. »