Putin arrives at G20 after Trump talks cancelled

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Argentina’s capital for the Group of 20 summit, where a highly anticipated meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly called off.

Putin’s plane landed Friday morning in Buenos Aires and he was greeted by officials on the tarmac.

Trump tweeted on Thursday that he was canceling the one-on-one with Putin because of Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

A Putin spokesman said the cancellation meant the Russian president would have more time for “useful meetings.”