Pushkov argued with McFaul about the meeting of Putin and trump

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor, member of Committee of Federation Council on constitutional legislation and state construction Alexei Pushkov. Archival photoPushkov argued with McFaul about the meeting of Putin and trump© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov argued with a former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who said that the meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald trump should go without preconditions and that it is wrong to think that it will be a gift from the American side.

«No conditions can precede the summit Putin-trump. It is wrong to think that the meeting with your President is a gift» — wrote Pushkov in Twitter.

Earlier, the Swedish economist and diplomat Anders Aslund asked on Twitter why-Russia summit USA to be held before Moscow seriously think about the withdrawal of troops from Donbass, Michael McFaul praised as a logical idea.

«Well, now it’s a very logical idea!» wrote the American diplomat.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo earlier admitted that meeting trump and Putin will take place soon after the visit of the Advisor to the President for homeland security John Bolton to Moscow, where it should go on Sunday or Monday. In the Kremlin, after Pompeo said he’d call when they’re ready.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that Russia is not a party to domestic conflict, uninvolved in the events in the South-East and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.