Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that called on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime to respect human rights and stop using violence against civilians taking part in a months-long bid to oust the government.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.