>> The US and Russia have agreed to hold a Trump-Putin summit. The latest attempt to thaw relations between Washington and Moscow, which are at a post-Cold War low. It's the result of an encouraging meeting between President Putin and US National Security adviser, John Bolton, in Moscow on Wednesday.
>> I think that Donald Trump would say, and he said this about his meeting with the North Korean leader. If things are really bad between two countries, the best thing you can do is start talking.>> Reuters' Christian Lowe, in Moscow, says while the summit might annoy US allies who want to isolate Russia, it's good news for Putin.
>> The thing the Kremlin hates is being ignored. They want to be recognized, they want to have a seat at the table.>> Your visit to Moscow raises hopes that we might make the first steps in the restoration of fully fledged relations between our governments.>> Russia and the US are at odds over Syria and Ukraine.
Topics that Bolton discussed with both Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during his trip. The US initially sanctioned Russia for backing a pro-Russian uprising in Eastern Ukraine in 2014. There have also been allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. And accusations that Moscow was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
Russia denies both claims. Moscow and Washington will announce the time and place of the summit later this week.