Putin, Merkel agree on changes to United Nations forces deployment in Ukraine proposal

People hold lit candles during a rally organized by supporters of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and Luhansk to commemorate victims of the military conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine

Russian officials made little effort to hide their support for Trump during last year's US election campaign, and the hope that the two countries would be able to mend fences after he took office.

Poroshenko told reporters that he plans to launch the discussion at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will be officially opened in NY later Tuesday.

The Russian plan called for the wholesale restoration of diplomatic, military, and intelligence channels that had been severed after Moscow's military interventions in Ukraine and Syria.

In the coming months, the proposal called for Russian Federation and the United States to collaborate on information security, Afghanistan, Iran, Ukraine, North Korea and eventually a full face-to-face meeting between the top national security officials of the two nations.

The normalization plan to take place immediately, before Putin's first meeting with President Trump.

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The U.S. and Russia have become increasingly wary of each other after Russian-backed hackers interfered in the 2016 election.

"It just ignores everything that caused the relationship to deteriorate and pretends that the election interference and the Ukraine crisis never happened", said Angela Stent, a former national intelligence officer on Russian Federation during the George W. Bush administration who also reviewed the document.

A Russian official confirmed to CNN that the document was authentic. Trump went on to propose a joint US-Russia cyber effort, then after sustained criticism of the proposal, Trump said he knew "it can't" happen. The White House and the State Department wouldn't say who delivered the document but did not dispute its authenticity.

It is reported that Poroshenko would travel to NY later this weekend.

On Sept. 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will ask the UN Security Council to send peacekeepers to patrol the contact line in eastern Ukraine. "I would love to be able to get along with Russia", Trump said at a news conference.

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