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Russia: Washington can’t publish calls between Trump and Putin without Kremlin’s consent

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On Monday, the Kremlin stated that the copies of calls between the US President Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin could be published only after mutual understanding, NBC News reported.

The Democrats’ pressure for the publication of Trump-Putin calls comes between an unpleasant strain over probe on Russia’s intruding into the US 2016 presidential election, which the Kremlin has unequivocally denied and Trump has tried to play down.

Washington authorities would require consent from Russia before publishing transcripts of calls between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Asked about the push for publication of Putin-Trump calls, Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov reacted that “the publication is likely only after the mutual agreement.” He added, “If we get any signs from the US, we will think about it,” he said in a conference phone call with journalists.

Trump moreover asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help examine the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. He’s also confronting an impeachment inquiry over allegations that he influenced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate his political adversaries Joe Biden to benefit his 2020 re-election race, the Guardian reported.

However, the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which the White House released, is currently the focal point of a US impeachment inquiry. The transcript demonstrates Trump urging Ukraine to examine his Democratic political opponent Joe Biden.

Dmitry Peskov Kremlin representative stated that Russia would be ready to address the issue, yet releasing transcripts between world pioneers is not standard diplomatic exercise.

He included, “obviously, their publication is somewhat possible only after a common agreement between parties is achieved,” “This is a definite diplomatic exercise, the National reported.

Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry representative, stated that the release of Trump-Zelenskiy calls by the White House should place different heads of states on caution while talking with the US president. She included, “Everybody knows after this scandal that it’s risky to make calls and have direct talks with Washington,” The NBC News published.

Article Credit:- The National/NBC News/The Guardian

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