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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sanctions and Ukraine: Obama has shared his impressions of the meeting with Putin

President Barack Obama revealed the details of the meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty” in China. According to the American leader, the talks were business-like manner.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

In the Chinese city of Hangzhou, where he ended the summit of “Big twenty”, held a meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States. At the talks, which lasted longer than planned, ” insisted the head of the White house. It is known that Putin and Obama in the presence of Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of state John Kerry discussed Syria and Ukraine. Then the presidents spoke face to face.

The US President said that this meeting was no different from the previous one. “Usually our meetings with Putin are in open, honest, business-like manner, and this was no exception”, — quotes RIA Novosti words of the American leader.

The policy touched on the topic of economic sanctions that Washington imposed against Moscow after the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass. According to Obama, he “made it clear” that the United States will not lift the restrictions until the Minsk agreements are not fulfilled.

Obama and Putin discussed the cease-fire in Syria, in which Russia and the United States will be able to fight together with the “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN Nusra” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia). However, due to the “gap trust” to conclude an agreement on Syria has not yet succeeded, said head of the White house. However, the two sides will continue to work on the document.

Read more: US and Russia are preparing to sign a “breakthrough” deal on Syria

In addition, during the meeting in Hangzhou, the presidents discussed issues of cybersecurity. However, they have not raised the scandal burglary of the mail servers of USA Democratic party, which Washington has accused Russian hackers. “We have in the past had problems with cyberplayground from Russia and other countries,” Obama said.

Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the meeting between Putin and Obama went well and lasted longer than planned – about a half hour.

Read the article “MK”: “At the G20 summit in China, Obama retaliated for Putin”

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