Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, is making all the front pages today as it is the venue for a summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
It comes at the end of a tumultuous tour of Europe that has seen President Trump more than live up to his reputation for disruption.
This morning, he took to Twitter to say that relations between the two countries "have never been worse", which he blames on "many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity", as well as a "rigged witch hunt", which is a reference to an ongoing federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Over the weekend, that investigation saw 12 Russian nationals indicted in the U.S. on charges related to hacking into the computers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Convention.
There is no fixed agenda for today’s meeting, but there are certainly plenty of issues, from Crimea to Syria to economic sanctions that the two men would be hoping to reach some agreement on.
Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, and Mary Dejevsky, Former Moscow Correspondent and Columnist with The English Independent joined Philip Boucher-Hayes on the line this morning to discuss this.