Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Donald Trump while talking to reporters at the G20 summit about his relationship with the U.S. President, according to a Bloomberg report.
“I don’t think President Trump is wary of anything,” Putin said in response to a question asking whether Trump feared Putin. “He is a man of character, a very experienced man. He is a grown-up.”
Although Trump cancelled his originally scheduled meeting with Putin, they did have an impromptu encounter at the summit dinner, where they were able to discuss the ongoing tensions surrounding the seizure of Ukrainian ships that entered Russian waters by the Russian Navy. Putin suggested he was able to clarify the situation for Trump regarding the “provocative character” of the Ukrainians, but did not come to any consensus.
“I answered his questions,” Putin stated. “He has his position on these issues and problems. I have mine.”