President Vladimir Putin thanked Slovenia on Friday for offering to host his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, but added that the prospect hinges on Washington.
The Russian leader hailed Slovenia, where Trump's wife Melania was born and grew up, as an "excellent" venue for possible talks with Trump.
"It depends not only on us, but we are naturally ready for it," he said.
Speaking after holding talks at the Kremlin with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor, Putin said Russia welcomes Trump's statements about his intentions to restore the strained Russia-U.S. ties.
"We always welcomed that and we hope that relations will be...