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That coming after Washington's hacking accusations sounds like a mockery.
Clearly, this is a form of international legitimisation, which was badly needed after all the hacking scandals, the war in Ukraine, and the chemical attack in Syria.
In this sense, Putin's showing up at the G20 and meeting Trump produced the same discomforting feeling as when the ex-lover of the bride shows up to her wedding.
And this uncomfortable sentiment only increased as the meeting went on.
Indeed Putin does know all about chemistry (you can ask Syrian civilians and the relatives of Alexander Litvinenko about that), but Trump could not have continued the bromance, even if he wanted to, for the risk of facing more criticism at home.
OPINION: Trump - Putin's best frenemy Especially awkward was the conversation on the cyberattacks of last year.