ANTALYA, 16. November. Conversation of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, which took place yesterday on the sidelines of the G20 summit was constructive, said press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov. However, he urged not to expect from such a short meeting, a significant breakthrough in bilateral relations.
“It is absolutely unrealistic to expect that the 20-minute meeting could mark a turning point in bilateral relations,” he said. “But the conversation really was constructive”,- said Peskov.
The Russian President and the U.S. President during talks on the sidelines of the summit of “twenty” in Antalya discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine, said earlier to journalists 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.