16 July 2018
Trump arrived in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday evening to hold a summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Trump and Putin will meet on Monday in Helsinki for their first stand-alone meeting since Trump took office in January 2017.
The Helsinki summit has alarmed some NATO allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that would undermine the U.S.-led transatlantic alliance. During last week's NATO summit in Brussels, Trump repeatedly criticized other member countries for failing to spend more on defense, and openly questioned the alliance's purpose.