Trumpsaid he has "low expectations" of the summit and "maybe some good will come of it".
His Monday meeting with Putin is set to be the first Russian-U.S. presidential summit since 2010.
Any Trump request for Russia to extradite hacking suspects is likely to fall on deaf ears, however, as the Kremlin, citing the Russian constitution, has a policy of not handing over suspects wanted by other countries.
The Russian and US presidents are meeting in Helsinki days after Trump attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where he pushed its 28 member states to increase defense spending.
In a pre-summit interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation" program aired on Sunday, Trump lumped in the European Union with China and Russian Federation as USA economic adversaries. I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim [Jong Un of North Korea] was a good thing.
When Trump meets Putin, he will sit down with a disciplined, detail-oriented and experienced Russian leader who has been on the world stage for more than 18 years, in contrast to 18 months in office for Trump.
The president opened his first meeting with Putin - it lasted more than two hours last July in Hamburg, Germany - by pressing Putin on Russian election meddling and Putin denied being involved, according to USA officials who described the meeting afterward.
A probe over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election has clouded Trump's presidency.
He nevertheless praised the Russian President for organising a "truly great World Cup tournament, one of the best ever!". Rosenstein said that he had informed Trump about the charges earlier this week. "They had bad defences and they were able to be hacked".
"A better relationship with the Russian government would benefit all, but the ball is in Russia's court", the top U.S. official wrote on Twitter, adding that he has already arrived in the Finnish capital.
Finland has also been the site of previous US-Russia summits.
Asked about the indictment during his visit to the United Kingdom, Trump told reporters that he would "absolutely bring up" the meddling issue at the meeting with Putin.
"Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union but they're a foe".
Donald Trump has rattled allies once more by labelling the European Union a "foe". "The Republican National Committee. I think it's ridiculous".
But US allies and many in Washington are anxious about what Trump might conceivably bargain away to Putin.
The meeting came in the midst of tensions between Russian Federation and the West in issues concerning Iran, Syria and Crimea, as well as the unprecedented alienation between the USA and its trans-Atlantic allies over trade and defense. The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off the charts high.
"That is what the American side proposed and we are polite people, so we have agreed", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a recent interview for Larry King's "Politicking", which airs on the Russia-backed RT network. Trump said such sessions are beneficial.
Trump said he ran a clean campaign and beat Hillary Clinton soundly in 2016. "They want to do well and we want to do well".
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On Friday, Fabian said in court that 19 children under age 5 in government custody had a parent who was already deported . As for the last of the 102, Fabian said, "We're still trying to track down what information we have about that parent".
When asked at a news conference in Britain on Friday whether he would tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections, Trump said "yes". Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Twitter that the indictments were "good news for all Americans".
We have high motivation to perform and finish with a medal at a World Cup, which only one English team have ever done. Belgium has struck first thanks to a goal by Thomas Meunier, who was suspended for the semifinal due to yellow cards.
South African eighth seed Anderson, 32, has reached a major final before, losing to Nadal in last year's US Open showpiece. It was Juan Martin del Potro who slumped to his knees and lay flat on the grass after the last point.
We are many players with different backgrounds, but we have the same goal, we wear the same jersey, we work for each other. It should all add up to Lloris lifting the gold trophy on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
He also clashed with senior players such as Diego Costa and David Luiz while others had begun to grow tired of his methods. Out the door: Antonio Conte holds the trophy after Chelsea won the FA Cup final against Manchester United in May.
The UNC told the US defense ministry about North Korea's proposal and is waiting for Washington's answer, the source added. The meeting was about returning the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War.
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