Kremlin: Putin and Obama discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine

ANTALYA, November 15. Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama during talks on the sidelines of the summit of “twenty” in Antalya discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine. The journalists said the Russian leader’s aide Yuri Ushakov.

“Had the opportunity to speak quite extensively and the talk was on two topics – the first on Syria, then in Ukraine,” Ushakov said, adding that the situation in Syria has been given more attention.

Answering the question about whether the leaders of Russia and the United States to narrow differences on Syria during talks on the sidelines of the summit, Ushakov pointed out that the strategic objectives in the fight against terrorism Russia and the U.S. are very close, but differences remain on tactics.

According to him, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, including, exchanged views on “a rather critical situation” related to the terrorist attacks in Paris and other manifestations of terrorism. “That is, strategic goals relating to the fight against ISIL (banned in Russia terrorist organization “Islamic state”), they, in principle, very close to each other, and tactics of the parties still differ,” – said Ushakov.

The press service of the White house, in turn, that presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama during the summit held on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting stated that in the consultations in Vienna, there have been positive results.

“Leaders noted that in Vienna in recent weeks has been a progress in the field of diplomacy, – reports the press service, presidents Obama and Putin, in particular, agreed that the necessary political transformation, the leadership role which must be played by the Syrians.”


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).