MOSCOW, July 27 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. On Friday it became known that the leaders of Russia and the US Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are ready to visit each other - the place of their new meeting can be both Washington and Moscow.

The timing of the summit or summits is still unknown, they say, rather, about the beginning of next year. According to experts, much will depend on how the midterm elections for the US Congress will take place this November. But to the point, apparently, try on now, and there are chances both in the American and Russian capitals.

The first full-scale talks between Trump and Putin took place on July 16 in Helsinki. The presidents first talked tete-a-tete for more than two hours, after which the delegations had lunch in an expanded format and then answered questions from journalists. Following the meeting, the leaders expressed interest in improving relations between the two countries.

To Moscow? You are welcome!

On the fact that Trump was invited to Moscow, Putin told a press conference on Friday after the BRICS summit in Johannesburg.

"I understand perfectly what President Trump said, he has a desire to hold further meetings, and I am ready for this, but it is necessary that there be conditions appropriate to create these conditions, including in our countries, we are ready for such We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow, please, he has, by the way, such an invitation, I told him about it, "the Russian leader said.

He stressed that he was ready to meet with Trump in the American capital. "I am ready to come to Washington, but I repeat once again, if appropriate conditions for work are created there," Putin said.

In general, Putin called meetings with Trump useful. "The great advantage of President Trump is that he strives to fulfill his promises," the Russian president said.

Trump waiting for an official offer

Commenting on the words of the Russian president, Washington said that in general, Trump is not against the visit to Moscow.

"President Trump hopes to see President Putin in Washington after the first day of the new year and he is ready to visit Moscow after receiving an official invitation," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

"On the fields"

In principle, Putin and Trump can meet before the New Year, but it is unlikely that they will be full-fledged negotiations.

"In general, we will have contacts in the near future, including at international events, for example, at the G-20." There is also a plan for possible contacts in other international forums, "Putin confirmed.

After the elections and the new year

Experts interviewed by RIA Novosti believe that the prospects for exchanging full-fledged visits will largely depend on the results of the congressional elections in the US this autumn.

"The probability of such a meeting is great, but, apparently, after the November midterm elections to the congress." This will depend on whether Trump's positions strengthen the past elections or, conversely, weaken. "If they strengthen, then much is possible. visibility, this meeting will be postponed, "said Vladimir Batyuk, chief researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

With a favorable outcome for Trump elections, a meeting with Putin will be possible both in Moscow and Washington, the expert believes. "The meeting can become productive and bring real changes in Russian-American relations, positive changes," he added.

Political analyst Boris Mezhuyev also pointed out that now Trump's arrival in Moscow is hampered by the domestic political situation in the United States.

Political analyst Boris Mezhuyev also pointed out that now Trump's arrival in Moscow is hampered by the domestic political situation in the United States.

"There is nothing to exclude, but at the moment the probability of this (Trump's arrival in Moscow - Ed.) Is very small: an investigation is underway, every day new details are revealed." Today it turned out that Mr. (formerly Trump Michael's lawyer) Cohen knew about the meeting between the employees his staff, and Natalya Veselnitskaya, of course, this will be used against him, of course, the situation is rather complicated, and now, before the midterm elections, I do not think he has a serious desire to play with fire again, "the expert said.

"The real option is 2019, when the political situation in the US will calm down and Trump will act not on behalf of himself, but on behalf of some consensus on any issue," Mezhuyev stressed.