No Trump-Putin meeting while Russia holds Ukraine ships - Bolton

No Trump-Putin meeting while Russia holds Ukraine ships - Bolton
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque -
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday.

"I don’t see circumstances in the foreseeable future where such a meeting could take place until the ships and the crews are released," Bolton told reporters at a Washington think tank.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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