US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that no meeting was scheduled with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris, just hours after the Kremlin announced that the two leaders would hold "brief" talks in the French capital.
"I think President Putin will be there, but we do not think anything is decided between us in Paris," Trump spoke during a White House news conference after the mid-term elections.
Earlier on Wednesday, a Kremlin adviser announced that the Russian and US presidents would hold a "brief" and informal meeting on the sidelines of the centennial of the end of the First World War in Paris.
"It was agreed that the Russian and American leaders will meet briefly in Paris," said adviser Yuri Ushakov in a statement quoted by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Piskov made clear Tuesday that a meeting between the two presidents in Paris was "difficult" because of the "busy schedule".
Trump and Putin held their first bilateral summit in Helsinki in July.