Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he had agreed to meet with former US President Barack Obama in Moscow next month to discuss “the ongoing issues of the United States”, a day after US officials accused the Kremlin of meddling in the presidential election.
Russia denies interfering in the election.
But Mr Obama has repeatedly rejected Russian accusations that it meddled in the vote and dismissed claims that Moscow tried to influence the election, saying he had seen no evidence of such interference.
Mr Putin said the meeting would take place at the Kremlin on December 6.
The two leaders had already been scheduled to meet in Moscow on December 4.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have accused Russia of meddling and of interfering in last year’s US presidential election to help Mr Trump.
“I will meet with Mr Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, in Moscow in the next few days to discuss the ongoing issues in the United Kingdom, which we have been discussing for some time,” Mr Obama said at a press conference on Monday, adding that the two leaders would have “very different views on how best to respond to Russian interference”.
Mr Obama also said the two countries had agreed on a framework for an annual US-Russian summit, to be held in Moscow between December 6 and December 10.