President of Russia Vladimir Putin expressed his readiness to take part in a summit of the Arctic Council in Finland and meet there with the American leader Donald Trump, as it follows from the statement of President Putin made over the course of the Arctic forum in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk.
“This event (the Arctic summit. — editor’s note), which should be well prepared and it should be done on both sides. If this happens, we will be happy to participate and I'll be glad to take part in this event. If it does not, then, I think, this meeting could be held within regular meetings of such kind at G20”, — Vladimir Putin said, answering the question of whether the President of Russia will arrive at the Arctic summit, in case it is organized in Finland, and whether he is ready to meet the U.S. President Donald Trump on its sidelines.