Trump: Time to 'Move Forward' With Russia

Says he and Putin discussed starting an 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 9, 2017 7:39 AM CDT
Trump: Time to 'Move Forward' With Russia
FILE - In this Friday, July 7, 2017, file photo U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. A separate US-Russia-brokered truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan...   (Evan Vucci)

President Trump hailed a nascent ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the US and Russia as an effort that "will save lives" and is calling for further cooperation with Moscow, reports the AP. In a tweet published shortly after the truce came into effect on Sunday, Trump tweeted: "We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!" Trump followed that with another tweet that said "(Russian President Vladimir) Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.." Trump also declared the G20 summit "a great success for the US."

The ceasefire between the Syrian government and the rebels was brokered by Russia, the US, and Jordan. Both Jordan and Israel fear that Iranian-backed forces allied with the Syrian government will establish a lasting presence along their borders. Trump and Putin agreed on the ceasefire on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg last week. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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