U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.
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What is Putin trying to tell us?
Close-up of Putin’s notes shows the following list of topics, from what I can decipher: 1. “Interference” (in quotes) - proposal 2. #Ukraine - new ideas, transit of gas 3. Syria - joint humanitarian efforts pic.twitter.com/KvqiyCTuuW
With the world watching as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took their places at a press conference after their meetings in Helsinki, Putin was not shy about exposing a page of written notes in front of the gathered media. Since Donald Trump endured some additional scrutiny for what was visible on his prepared notes at home the following day, it seems worthwhile to see what is possible to discern on Putin’s page.