The meeting of Putin and Trump: geopolitical significance

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The G-20 summit opened in Hamburg. On the agenda are issues of global cooperation, fighting poverty, helping Africa, and so on. However, the main event of the summit is the meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Allied meeting: Xi Jinping comes to Putin


Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving on an official visit to Russia. At the talks with President Vladimir Putin, he will discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations, the interaction between the Chinese project "One Belt, One Way" and the EAEC and the alignment of the positions of the two countries on the eve of the G-20 summit.

De-escalation zones in Syria: who and why needs them


The decision to create zones of de-escalation in Syria has become one of the most important events of this week. Initially, as Al-Masdar, close to Syria's leadership, revealed the plan to create four security zones in Syria proposed by Russia. Later, during the talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States (by phone) and the personal meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan in Sochi, both the American and Turkish leaders agreed with the plan proposed by Russian leader. In favor of creating security zones, both Tehran and the official Damascus took the floor.