President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to hold an official summit in a remote part of the Arctic on May 16.
The two leaders are set for talks in the far northern part of Arctic Sea where sea ice and glaciers are thinning.
The United States and Russia are locked in a war of words over the deployment of U.S. forces to the region.
The Russian President has accused the Trump administration of being a “toxic” U.N. member.
The White House has also called for the removal of the U.K. and France from the Arctic Council, an international organization that monitors the Arctic.