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Trump says relations with Russia have never been worse as he prepares to meet Putin in Helsinki – live updates






Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Us National Security Adviser John Bolton and Robert Frank Pence US ambassador to Finland participate in a breakfast with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki

Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Us National Security Adviser John Bolton and Robert Frank Pence US ambassador to Finland participate in a breakfast with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Trump is having breakfast with the president of Finland where he described the Nato summit as “tough” at first “but it turned out to be love”.

He has also been tweeting, notably blaming Mueller rather than Russian meddling: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump meets Putin at 11.20am UK time with handshakes and photos expected.

Trump and Putin will hold joint press conference at 2.50pm UK time.

Trump leaves Finland at 4.55pm UK time.





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