Pushkov: in the relations between the heads of Russia and the USA there has been a warming

Pushkov: in the relations between the heads of Russia and the USA there has been a warming


Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spent Sunday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly first in the last two years a bilateral meeting, during which discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

MOSCOW, 2 Oct. The head of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov believes that after holding bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in relations of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and us leader Barack Obama there has been “some warming”.

“Relations between Obama and Putin remained cold before the UN General Assembly. Now there is some warming in relations, both at political and at a personal level,” said Pushkov in an interview to Europe1.

Putin and Obama held the first Monday evening for the last two years a bilateral meeting, during which discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

The conversation, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York, lasted one and a half hours instead of the planned 50 minutes. The protracted negotiations did not produce a breakthrough in solving acute regional problems, but recorded the resumption of dialogue at the highest level.