(From The Guardian)
A senior aide to Donald Trump will meet Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the Kremlin has said, amid reports that the two sides were preparing for a July summit between the presidents of Russia and the US.
The US national security adviser, John Bolton, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a one-day visit that also includes meetings with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and presidential adviser Yuri Ushakov.
Russia has said it is open to a summit between Putin and Trump, and it has been reported that White House and Kremlin officials have met in recent months to make preparations.
Vienna and Helsinki have been suggested as venues for the meeting, but none has been confirmed.
A Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Putin would meet Bolton, a foreign policy hawk and proponent of tougher measures against US rivals sucha as Iran, North Korea, and Russia.