June 13, 2018 / 8:50 AM / 10 days ago

Kremlin says all welcome when asked about U.S. World Cup invite

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be glad to host everyone in Moscow, when asked if he would invite high-ranking U.S. officials.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Sochi, Russia - June 12, 2018 General view outside the Fisht Olympic Stadium REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was responding to a journalist who asked if Putin would invite officials from North America to Moscow if the United States won a bid to host a future soccer World Cup.

On Friday Russian state news agency RIA cited a diplomatic source as saying Moscow and Washington were discussing a possible meeting between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov

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