BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Putin and Trump chat at last _ and face off over Ukraine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Putin and Trump chat at last _ and face off over Ukraine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Russian President Vladimir Putin got his chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump after all — but their brief exchange over Ukraine didn’t accomplish much.

Russia put on a brave face after Trump abruptly junked a much-awaited sit-down with Putin, blaming it on internal U.S. politics and “anti-Russian hysteria.” But Trump’s snub was a clear kick to Putin as he joined a Group of 20 gathering in Argentina, where Western leaders banded together to denounce Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

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