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Putin tells Russian diplomats he proposed a referendum on Ukraine during meeting with Trump

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Vladimir Putin told Russian diplomats that he made a proposal to Donald Trump at their summit this week to hold a referendum to help resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but agreed not to disclose the plan publicly so the U.S. president could consider it, according to two people who attended Putin's closed-door speech on Thursday.
Details of what the two leaders discussed in their summit in Helsinki, Finland, remain scarce, with much of the description so far coming from Russia. While Putin portrayed the Ukraine offer as a sign he's seeking to bring the four-year-old crisis to an end...
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Putin reportedly proposed holding a referendum to solve the conflict in Ukraine in his closed-door meeting with Trump

Putin reportedly proposed holding a referendum to solve the conflict in Ukraine in his closed-door meeting with Trump

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Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly proposed solving the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a referendum during his one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump.
Putin discussed the proposal in a closed-door speech on Thursday, sources in attendance told Bloomberg.
Residents in pro-Russian separatist territories would vote on whether to separate, but similar separation referendums in Ukraine have been ruled invalid and have not been internationally recognized.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly suggested to US President Donald Trump that the conflict in Ukraine could be...
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Trump Invites Putin To Washington Despite Pushback From Helsinki Summit

Trump Invites Putin To Washington Despite Pushback From Helsinki Summit

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President Trump says he's looking forward to a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly this fall. That's despite the major blowback he got after the first meeting.
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Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

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WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.
With no details emerging from the leaders' one-on-one discussion on Monday - other than the vague outline they offered themselves - officials, lawmakers and citizens in the U.S. in particular are wondering what, if anything, was actually agreed to. Both Trump and Putin have declared the meeting a grand success that is soon to reap great rewards in numerous geopolitical...
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Donald Trump Will Never Meet With Vladimir Putin Alone Again, Says Lindsey Graham

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The three-term Republican senator said he understood it was "difficult" for the president to blast Vladimir Putin while he stood beside him.
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