Russia plans no retaliation for Obama visit cancellation: Kremlin

File photo of President Vladimir Putin (above).

MOSCOW - Russia is not planning to retaliate over US President Barack Obama's cancellation of a visit to Moscow in September for talks with President Vladimir Putin and hopes contacts will be resumed, the Kremlin said on Friday.

"We have received this calmly and know that sooner or later contacts will be resumed," Mr Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said, quoted by Russian news agencies.

"How would we retaliate? We said we were disappointed but emphasised the invitation remains in force."

Mr Obama is still going to Saint Petersburg for the September 5-6 G20 summit but Mr Ushakov said no bilateral meeting with Mr Putin is currently planned at this event.

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