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today at 5pm — donald trump and vladimir putin have met face to face for the first time at the 620 summit in hamburg. the us and russian leaders say they want to repair ties between their countries after recent strains on the relationship. we look forward to a lot of positive things happening, for russia, for the united states, and for everybody concerned. german police have been out again in force against protestors — after dozens of officers have been injured in the demonstrations. we'll have the latest from hamburg — and we'll be talking to a former mp who was in vladimir putin's party. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm — seven medical experts have written a letter have written a letter to great ormond street advocating that the hospital reconsider its treatment of charlie gard. the food delivery firm deliveroo says it will pay sickness and injury benefits to its 15,000 riders in the uk, if the law is changed. britain's heather watson is knocked out of wimbledon
by victoria azarenka. andy murray will play later on centre court. this is my chance to prove myself. peter parker and his alter ego spiderman are back on the big screen. we'll get mark kermode‘s thoughts on the latest marvel blockbuster and the rest of this week's releases in the film review. good evening, our main story at 5pm — the us president donald trump and russia's vladimir putin have met face—to—face for the first time — shaking hands at the start of the g20 summit in germany. it follows months of speculation about their relationship, and allegations of russian intervention in the us presidential election last year.
the two men are due to have their official meeting later at the summit in hamburg. with issues including climate change on the agenda, police are out in force to try to keep protestors away from the summit venue. john pienaar is following all of this in hamburg tonight. outside this in hamburg tonight. outside this centre here, police and demonstrators have been in running skirmishes around the area of the summit. inside the summit centre, world leaders have been eyeballing each other coolly and shaking each other‘s hands warmly. no more eagerly anticipated between that between vladimir putin and donald trump. they have been meeting in the last couple of hours. diplomatic correspondent james robbins has last couple of hours. diplomatic correspondentjames robbins has this report. sometimes the picture really is the
story. finally, two rivals, with vast arsenals underpinning the power in the world, get to talk. both giving little away to the world's cameras but donald trump led off in positive mood. thank you very much. we appreciate it. president putin and myself have been discussing various things and i think it is going very well. we have had some good talks. we will talk now and that will continue. we look forward toa that will continue. we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening, for russia and the united states and for everybody concerned. all that was translated by an interpreter. if anything, all that was translated by an interpreter. ifanything, president putin was more guarded in his remarks. translation: the russian
leader referred to phone conversations by donald trump but he said definitely, they are never enough. if you want to have a positive outcome in bilateral relations, and resolve most policy issues, that will really need personal meetings, vladimir putin continued. i am delighted to be to meet you personally, mr president, andi meet you personally, mr president, and i hope as you have said, our meeting will yield positive results. like most of us, other world leaders at this summit will now be hungry for much more detailed information, where all the difficult issues are discussed by the two presidents. syria, ukraine, north korea and perhaps even the allegations of russian meddling in the american election. allegations continue to haunt the american administration. demonstrators resent both vladimir putin and donald trump being there.
that has pitted against police with water cannon, determined to keep protesters away from the summit. in some overnight battles, a minority of protesters hurled missiles and used slingshots. summit leaders hope all of this can be contained and they are nervous enough about the crises in the wider world which already divide them. today, america's european allies welcomed what they saw as mr trump's defence of the democratic values and now wa nt to of the democratic values and now want to see if he will follow through. president trump said yesterday that words are easy but it is actions that matter. and that will be our meeting. it is a tense day, both outside on the streets of hamburg and here inside the heavily fortified summit centre. tents politically as well because all the
other world leaders are looking to this first head—to—head between the rival president of the united states and russia, to see if one of them emerges as the stronger elliptical personality. britain's prime minister theresa may is meeting donald trump tomorrow, today, she met the chinese leader, xijinping. earliertoday, she called on leaders to come together to do more to cut off the supply of finance to international terrorism. it seems likely she will get an agreement on that, harder for her to join with others and persuade donald trump the changes mind on issues such as climate change. theresa may is fighting her fight to reassert that british influence but it could be difficult after brexit. also, pulling off a happy result in
brexit, to satisfy a divided country and please business leaders, many of whom have the grave doubts about brexit. that is a top job and a work in progress. thank you. let me tell you that after 5:15pm, i will be talking more about everything that is going on, with particular reference to vladimir putin and donald trump. we will also be talking later in the hour about body language in relation to the two leaders. that is all coming up in the next little while. it is now seven minutes past five. good evening. let's turn the matters back here. a group of seven clinicians and researchers have written a letter to great ormond street hospital, asking it to reconsider its treatment of charlie gard. this baby has been at the centre of a lengthy legal case. the european court of human rights
said that continuing to cheeky charlie —— treat charlie would cause insignificant harm. this letter today, a few experts suggest there is new data which suggests his condition could be improved by using an experimental drug. let's find out an experimental drug. let's find out a little bit more about this from our correspondent sarah campbell. it has been protracted and complicated at times. explain where we are because the legal process technically has ended but we have had a new letter today. charlie gard is now 11 months old, he was born a healthy baby but within a few weeks, his parents noticed something wasn't quite right. he was diagnosed with a severe genetic condition. his condition deteriorated very quickly. he is now in a state where he has severe brain damage, muscle wastage, he is not able to breathe on his own, move. so that is the position we're in. in march, great ormond
street hospital medics decided there was nothing more he could do for him and it was in his best interest for them to withdraw ventilation. the long court case proceeded from that. from the court proceedings, they talked about experimental treatment available in the united states that charlie's mother had come across. all the question during the court case, from the experts, they said that it could not reverse charlie's brain damage. even the us doctor offering to treat him said he agreed, it was very unlikely he will improve with that therapy. today, seven experts, including that american doctor has said, they have come up with the new unpublished data which suggests that charlie's brain condition could be improved by this therapy. they say that the treatment has not been tested on somebody with charlie's particular
condition and they say ideally, it would have been tested on mice, that is the usual way it starts. but there is an time. but they add in light of this information, reconsideration of treatment for charlie gard is respectfully advocated. they are essentially saying great ormond street hospital, please take a look of this and then make your decision. we are expecting a statement from greg norman street. it isa a statement from greg norman street. it is a reminder of how terribly difficult this case is. the courts have considered at every stage, that they have to put him first so there has been lots of debate about whether he is in pain and whether further treatment would cause him further treatment would cause him further pain. and we should stress this is an experimental treatment. i think the letter acknowledges it hasn't been tested on mice, let
alone tested on humans or children. indeed but of course what it is is a glimmer of hope for charlie's pa rents. glimmer of hope for charlie's parents. this case has garnered worldwide attention. the number of donations given to the campaign for charlie is now over 1.3 million. more than 80,000 people have donated. the parents have received support from the pope and the vatican. they have received a tweet in support from president trump. this has become a case that has gone far beyond the uk's borders, far outside great ormond street hospital. it is sadly a breakdown between what the hospital think is best for the child and what the pa rents best for the child and what the parents think is best for the child and the legal system has to play the role of advocate for the child and go through that long legal process and what was decided in the best interest for the child was withdrawing the treatment. it is now entirely up to great ormond street hospital, now we will see what they do with this information. we may
hear something from greg norman is the within the hour. —— we may hear something from great 0rmand and. an 81—year—old former religion teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in prison — after being convicted of multiple child sexual abuse offences involving four girls aged between six and ten years old. the court heard that muhammad sadiq had carried out the abuse while teaching the quran to children at the medina mosque in cardiff, over a ten—year period. 0ur wales correspondent sian lloyd reports. hiding his face from the cameras, mohammed sadiq's past has finally caught up with him. the children he taught called him uncle as a mark of respect but he abused his position of trust and sexually assaulted four young girls. the abuse took place inside the madina mosque in cardiff while sadiq was teaching the koran. 0ne victim described how she dreaded going to the mosque knowing he would single her out. we are protecting her anonymity
and her words have been revoiced. it sounds a bit sad but it started to feel quite normal eventually. and because it was every day, i was sort of thinking, yeah, let's just get this over with. the court heard that sadiq had carried out a gross breach of trust, parents had sent children to the mosque after school thinking they would be safe. he had traumatised his victims, touching them sexually under their clothes. other children were prodded with a wooden or metal stick if they misbehaved. following his sentence, a statement was issued on behalf of the mosque. all mosques in wales now have child protection policies in place and teachers and volunteers alike are all vetted and closely monitored. his victims told the court that they had found it difficult to talk about the abuse in part because of their muslim culture and faith. today thejudge praised their bravery.
sentencing the 81—year—old to 13 years of which half must be served in prison, judge stephen hopkins told mohammad sadiq, you continue to deny your guilt, you have no understanding of the harm and humiliation you have caused. beneath the veneer of respectability, sadiq was described as dark and deviant. he showed his victims no remorse. sian lloyd, bbc news cardiff crown court. this is bbc news at 5pm. the headlines — donald trump vladimir putin our meeting face—to—face at the g20 summit. german police have been out in force after dozens of police officers were injured in demonstrations yesterday. seven medical experts have written a letter to great 0rmand and
advocating the hospital reconsiders its treatment of the baby charlie gard. in sport, it is turning into a very good yearfor gard. in sport, it is turning into a very good year forjohanna konta. british number one has reached the last 16 of the women's singles at wimbledon, thanks to a straight sets win over maria sakkari. bad news for heather watson, out, win over maria sakkari. bad news for heatherwatson, out, beaten by victoria azarenka. britain's aljaz bedene also out with andy murray next up on centre court. england on top in the first test match against south africa at lord's. stuart broad and moeen ali have taken two wickets each. first—inning score of 458. i will be back just each. first—inning score of 458. i will be backjust after 5:30pm. let's return to hamburg now where the g20 summit is taking place. let's talk in particular about
russia's president, vladimir putin. 0ur bbc russian service correspondent yuri vendik is in hamburg for us. both men saying they want to repair the relationship. what is your take on what vladimir putin particularly wa nts to on what vladimir putin particularly wants to get out of this? the ultimate goal of russia and vladimir putin is definitely the lifting of the american and european sanctions. vladimir putin has repeatedly said that in his article published in a german newspaper before the summit, and here, vladimir putin said you can't talk about the free and fair trade in the world when there are sanctions and his goals for the
sanctions, and the protection of them. the ultimate goal is to lift them. the ultimate goal is to lift the sanctions but will it be achieved in the foreseeable future? it is not clear to say the least. they definitely won't achieve it at this meeting. they are not planning to. at the same time, about this meeting, we don't have much news about it but it is clear it lasted for much longer than it was announced. fred least an hour instead of the planned 30 minutes. at the beginning of it, the leaders looked quite hot. it is interesting that it lasted longer than scheduled because plenty of analysts were saying in the run—up that if that happens, that is a good sign, a sign both men are talking properly and they feel something to be accomplished by the conversation. and yet, surely president trump has
already been pretty bellicose about particularly, the ukraine and putin must be aware of that. he is definitely. russia in its diplomatic language tries hard to avoid any talk of ukraine in connection with the sanctions. in putin's article which i mentioned, he only speaks about the sanctions which are unfair and he never mentions the ukraine. the reasons for those sanctions. the same was repeated here at this summit. they said russia doesn't care much about sanctions, because russia has ove rco m e about sanctions, because russia has overcome the recession but at the same time, it is not fair, fair
trade, fair global trade, when there are sanctions in place. thank you. we will talk more about all of that and what both sides want later in the programme. the seniorjudge who'll lead the grenfell tower public inquiry has faced angry questions from survivors of the fire and local residents. sir martin moore—bick listened to their views at a public meeting last night. last week, he admitted he was doubtful that he would be able to consider the social issues which some people claim have led to a housing crisis. wyre davies reports. i give you my word that i will look into this matter to the very best of my ability and find the facts as i see them from the evidence. a passionate defence last night of his remit and record from the formerjudge appointed to lead the grenfell inquiry. he is already facing calls from some residents to stand down. no, but you don't respect me because you say the government is appointing me to do a hatchet job.
not a hatchetjob, you're going to do a taylor report like for hillsborough, which was very technical but didn't deal with the wider issues and it took 30 years for people to be arrested. this is why it's so important to get the terms of reference right and for you to tell me what you think it should cover. some grenfell residents are sceptical about sir martin moore—bick, saying he lacks credibility and empathy with survivors and they fear the scope of his inquiry will not be wide enough. others, while frustrated, say sir martin should be allowed to get on with his job. i think sir martin does have something of a credibility problem but i am sympathetic to the fact there are constraints on him as well. i think it's very important that the terms of what he's going to do are clarified quickly. i also think it's very important the residents have the say that the prime minister promised them. three weeks after the devastating fire in which at least 80 people were killed, the government says an inquiry
led by a judge with wide powers is the best way of proceeding. i think what we owe the grenfell residents above all is getting to the bottom of why this happened, how it happened and who was responsible, so they can be held accountable. getting the balance right, an investigation that isn't drawn out but which addresses the anger of survivors and residents, will be the key to a successful inquiry. the new labour party chairman says he doesn't see the deselection of people critical ofjeremy corbyn as the way forward. 0ne labour mp was warned to get on board withjeremy corbyn after his supporters won control of the local party. all of this is coming amid generalfears that critics of the labour leader could face deselection before the next general election. 0ur political correspondence iain watson has more details. labour are moving swiftly
to defuse any potential row over the deselection of mps who are critical jeremy corbyn. the newly installed party chairman has said these selections are not the way forward. just a few days after he had suggested labour was perhaps too broad a church. that would send a chill up the spines of mps you might have described as the right in the past. this was set up by those involved in jeremy past. this was set up by those involved injeremy corbyn‘s labour campaigns, it suggested 50 labour mp should bejoining the liberals. some of those names included those who nominated jeremy corbyn for the leadership. the liverpool mp, basically the left in her local party took control and one of them suggested she ought to publicly reca nt suggested she ought to publicly recant criticism jeremy corbyn, apologised to him for disloyalty.
attem pts apologised to him for disloyalty. atte m pts to apologised to him for disloyalty. attempts to try to defuse the row but i think she is genuinely concerned about what might happen to her. i don't expect to see some kind of mass purge of labour mps. what is going on beneath the surface is an attempt to change the rules to try to move the party permanently to the left. at this year's party conference, there will be an attempt to change the leadership rules to make it easier forjeremy corbyn to hand over to another left—wing successor. some things will be debated this year. something is not until next year. that will include making it easier to unseat sitting labour mps. the food courier firm deliveroo says it will pay sickness and injury benefits to its 15,000 delivery riders in the uk — if the law is changed. the company says at the moment the law prevents it from offering enhanced rights, because it classifies the riders as self—employed. deliveroo riders want three
things — flexibility, high wages and security. currently, we can only offer two out of three. the law needs to change to reflect modern working practices. as a first step, we want to offer riders sick pay and insurance, in case they get injured on the job. we want to end the pay—offs between security and flexibility. how far would you go? you said to want to look at sickness benefit and injury insurance. what about other benefits your riders don't currently get, like pensions, holiday pay — could you go further? this is the beginning of the debate. we sat down with, me personally, hundreds of riders. we asked what they cared most about. it was sick pay and insurance for injury and that's what we're starting with, but we are open—minded to different things. before we continue with our coverage
of the g20 ‘s summit, and update around the charlie gard case. we we re around the charlie gard case. we were talking about it in the last ten minutes and we are hearing that great ormond street hospital in london hasjust said it has great ormond street hospital in london has just said it has applied to the high court for a fresh hearing in this case. great ormond street has applied to the high court for a fresh hearing in this case and the hospital says it is doing that in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition. you remember, 11—month—old charlie gard, all legal avenues have been exhausted but his pa rents avenues have been exhausted but his parents wanted to take into the united states for a highly experimental treatment. they said it could offer some hope in his case, he was born with an extremely rare condition. they lost all legal cases
but this letter has emerged today, signed by seven medical professionals, scientific researchers, lots of them in other countries, but this letter has emerged which talks about a potential drug which could possibly help him. that in itself is experimental, it is not a drug that has even been tested on mice, let alone on humans. but they say it could potentially offer some sort of treatment so in light of all of this, great ormond street, where charlie gard is looked after, said it has applied to the high court for a fresh hearing. that is the latest from the children's hospital. we will bring you any further developments from that. the time is 26 minutes past five. you are watching bbc news and we are talking a lot about the g20 summit in hamburg in germany and president trump and vladimir putin have met face—to—face for the first time.
let's discuss the body language of the two men. with me isjudijames — author of the body language bible: the hidden meaning behind people's gestures and expressions. we have got one instance right there behind us, one of the handshakes between them. we will take a look at some of the images of them. what do the images say to you? we have two male leaders who boast like to do the puffed chest and be the strongest, they liked to do the power pattern when they shake hands. trump won every round. if it was a boxing match, he won on points. that was slightly worrying because putin is no slouch when it comes to body
language. a lot of people thought trump looked nervous. sitting forward a lot in his seat. they both had very splayed legs as you can see, trump was doing power steepling with his hands. hosting the whole event. he wasjust doing it there. when you join your fingers. it can be upwards of forward facing but it makes you look at the more dominant person. he does the handshake when he lays his hand out completely flat and it is like a rat trap. you then have to put your hand on top. 0n the first handshake, he literally patted the underneath of putin's arm. that patting technique is diminishing perceptual power of the other person. about trying to take control or at least give the appearance you are in control? yes, which is why he looked like he was hosting. he
gestured, like, you can speak now if you want to. what was fascinating, because i was waiting to see, what has happened to putin? in this handshake, putin looked quite nervous, i think you knew the rat trap was coming up! he got patted to death at that meeting expect putin is no slouch as you say, this man manages his image, we all remember the calendar photos, the topless photos. he has an image, i am fit and strong. he power patted tony blair to the point where it tony blair to the point where it tony blair looked about nine years old. after he had sat there, not using eye co nta ct, after he had sat there, not using eye contact, fiddling with his fingers, right at the end when it was all over, nearly, he suddenly became animated and let forward towards trump and he put his hand up and started to have a very personal
conversation. almost implying that now formalities are over, secretly, we are now formalities are over, secretly, we a re really now formalities are over, secretly, we are really good mates. i don't know whether that is what trump wa nted know whether that is what trump wanted or not but that might have been a very smart move. very interesting. there will be more to come, iam interesting. there will be more to come, i am quite sure. thank you for coming in. it is half past five for sport more on the g20 to come. now the weather. we have some dry, warm weather in store through the course of the weekend. we've had sunshine across southern and south—eastern parts where it has been another hot, humid day, but more cloud of the north—west producing a few spots of rain in eastern scotland, northern england and wales. as we head through the overnight period the cloud makes its way further south across the uk. slightly fresher weather for the north at around ten
or 11 celsius, 17 or 18 around london. another muggy night ahead. tomorrow, a reversal of today. cloudy skies across southern england and wales, more sunshine for northern scotland and northern ireland. not quite as warm as it has been today, further south. sunday promises a dry, bright start. during the afternoon because see some heavy showers building for central and eastern parts of england. temperatures around 15 in glasgow, and 26 in london. you're watching bbc news. the headlines. donald trump and vladmir putin have met face to face for the first time at the g20 summit in hamburg. the us and russian leaders say they want to repair ties between their countries, after recent strains on the relationship. german police have been out again
in force after dozens of officers were injured in demonstrations yesterday. great ormond street hospital says it has applied to the high court for a fresh hearing in the case of the very ill baby, charlie gard. the hospital has cited new evidence relating to a potential treatment of his condition. we will have much more on this in the next few minutes. let's talk more about that case right now. this has all followed the release of a letter signed by seven experts, medical professionals and scientific researchers who are saying that the hospital should, in their opinion, reconsider its treatment of baby charlie gard. sarah campbell has been following this story. another statement from the hospital. explain
where we are now. quite a lengthy statement. great ormond street hospital have applied to the high court for a fresh hearing. they say two international hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us in the last 24 hours that there is fresh evidence and this is there is fresh evidence and this is the letter that we were talking about early on. great ormond street hospital say that we believe it is right to explore this evidence. they are bound by the ruling of the high court which expressly forbids us from transferring to this therapy. it isa from transferring to this therapy. it is a obligated case. the crux of this is, the parents wanted charlie to go to america for this experimental treatment. the courts decided that it was not going to be of any benefit to his condition so they said, you cannot do that. that is where we are at the moment. now, applying for a new court case, and
this will be looked at again. the ruling states that the hospital says it is in the best interest of charlie for artificial ventilation to be withdrawn and for him to be subjected to palliative care only. great ormond street hospital has given the high court to the opportunity to objectively assess fresh evidence and it will be for the high court to make itsjudgment on the facts. so this very long legal case that we thought had gone to the conclusion is now going to go back to the courts. more on that in the weeks to come. sarah campbell, thank you. we will catch up on another busy day in the world of sport. it's day five at wimbledon. and very much a day for british fans with four players in action. katherine downes is at the all—england club for us, and we will start withjohanna
konta. she is in sparkling form. and we will start withjohanna konta. she is in sparkling formm was a storming performance from the british number one, the sixth seed here as well, taking on the greek number 101, maria paseka ari. there was a gulf in class between these players once they got onto court one. johanna konta stormed to the set —— the first set, 6—4 and a second set even easier, 6—1. she wa nts to second set even easier, 6—1. she wants to be here for the entire two weeks and on the basis of that performance and the shotmaking she pulled out of the bag you would not be surprised to see her going well into two—week two. unfortunately she will not bejoined in into two—week two. unfortunately she will not be joined in the second week by countrymen heather watson, who put up a great fight. she was first up on centre court, she took on the former world number one victoria azarenka who is back seven months after having her first baby. she proved too strong for heather watson. it went this three sets. it
was much tighter in the third, which heather watson lost 6—4. heather watson goes out and will not be going through to the second week. but we do have british number one johanna konta going through. but we do have british number one johanna konta going throughm but we do have british number one johanna konta going through. it is two out of four players going out for written because there's been another defeat on the men's side. two players left standing, ali as bedene was out on court number two at 11:30am against, and he lost in straight sets in the end. a very tight first set. it went to a tie—break and that was one micron, then there was a straightforward states win for the number 16. he was
expected to win that one but he will be pleased with his performance at wimbledon this year. and, of course, andy murray what tied things up, it is absolutely packed out there. thousands of people packed onto the hill. andy murray was training out on the courts this morning and gave his fans a chance to get up close and see him as he prepared for his match against fabio fognini, the number 28 seeds. a packed match, they both played six times before and they have won three of them apiece. the biggest test so far for andy murray coming up a little bit later on this evening. we will be back for more from wimbledon in sportsday at 6:30pm. england piled on the runs this morning, with some big blows from stuart broad, taking england to 458 all out. south africa have struggled to put partnerships together in their reply.
captain dean elgar made 54 before becoming moeen ali's 100th test wicket. stuart broad has also picked up a couple. south africa currently 169—4, in their first south africa currently 169—4, in theirfirst innings. chris froome still holds the leader's yellow jersey after the seventh stage of the tour de france. it was another fairly flat course today so one for the sprinters again, and, after more than 200 kilometres, it all came down to the tiniest of margins at the finish. marcel kittel — in blue — just sneaking his second consecutive stage win from edvald boasson hagen on the line. chris froome though maintains his lead at the top of the general classification standings. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. in formula 1 lewis hamilton has gone fastest in second practice at the austrian grand prix this weekend.
just a reminder that sportsday is coming up at 6:30pm. as promised, we will talk more about the g20. worth mentioning, we arejust will talk more about the g20. worth mentioning, we are just hearing from the reuters news agency that a ceasefire deal has been reached for south—western syria. this is the us, russia and regional countries, we are told, reaching a ceasefire deal in south—western syria. us secretary of state rex tillerson, we are told, will be giving journalists more details in hamburg where the g20 is getting underway. we will hear more, it would seem, from the us secretary of state in hamburg in the next little while. let's speak specifically about that meeting between donald trump and vladimir putin. sergey markov was an mp in vladimir putin's united russia party and is now the director
of the institute for political studies in moscow. he joins us now via webcam. we are hearing that the meeting between the leaders lasted considerably longer than expected. what might you read into that and what do you think vladimir putin would have been trying to get across in that meeting? i have seen these meetings with putin, taking more time than was planned. i think those meetings, the most important result of those meetings that would happen. and the president facing a russian
president who is looking to improve relations. it is most important. secondly i think that they will come to some agreement on syria, on cooperation between russia and american military is and their struggles againstjihad tests from islamic state. i don't think they will be discussing the ukrainian crisis, which will not be resolved because donald trump may be afraid to move forward. it is difficult to hear you clearly. you mentioned ukraine. that is going to come up for discussion whether vladimir putin likes it or not. i think that everybody understands that the junta
that grabbed power in ukraine right now, but but which way to replace those junta is not now, but but which way to replace thosejunta is not clear. both leaders they will support an agreement between them all, but the ukrainian crisis will be our number one priority between russia and the west. all right, thank you very much for your time. sergey markov was an mp in the united russia party. i apologise for the challenging sound quality, there. nancy soderberg was deputy national security advisor in the clinton adminstration — and we can speak to her now from florida via webcam. iam hoping i am hoping that we can hear you
nice and clearly. what is your take on donald trump's approached this first face—to—face meeting? on donald trump's approached this first face-to-face meeting? this is his first foray into the world stage. the g20 american leadership will look forward to having the us shaping up to the global challenges we face from trade to jobs and investment and climate change. this is going to be the case, the test of whether he can do that. the fact that the meeting with vladimir putin went on longer than expected is a good thing. i hope they talked about ukraine, sanctions, russian meddling in our elections. we will see. they have to have an understanding of themselves and hopefully donald trump made it clear that president putin cannot push around america. we will see. this will be his first test. he has got to realise that
russia is not ourfriend. that we are not going to have a good friendship with them if they are undermining our interests across the globe and he needs to stand up to them and that is the point he needed to have made in this meeting, and i suspect he did. all that is interesting. a lot of people expressed concerns or reservations about the fact that the only people involved here were donald trump, rex tillerson and an interpreter. people are pointing to the fact that the two politicians in the room have very little political experience, up against vladimir putin. would you regard that as a problem? against vladimir putin. would you regard that as a problem7m against vladimir putin. would you regard that as a problem? it is a lwa ys regard that as a problem? it is always a mistake to keep the career diplomats out of the room. because they do have expertise. they will have neuronss to follow up. having a two person meeting probably lead to a much more frank discussion that we wouldn't have had otherwise. itjust
depends on how it went. so, we will see. that bothers me less than the president's constant undermining of american values in public diplomacy, infailure to american values in public diplomacy, in failure to stand up to russian meddling in our elections, and i hope this meeting was a pivot to some of those tougher stanzas, and if that was the purpose of having the smaller meeting, that is absolutely fine —— tougher stances. we'll have to see how it went. this president needs to stand up to vladimir putin, and we will find out very shortly were they did. —— whether he did. thank you very much, nancy soderberg in florida, who was