The media announced Obama talks with EU leaders about sanctions against Russia

President Barack Obama will discuss with European leaders to extend sanctions against Russia imposed over the situation in the South-East of Ukraine. They may also discuss new sanctions in connection with Russia’s actions in Syria, Reuters reports citing sources familiar with the negotiations.

The meeting will be held in Berlin on Friday, 18 November. Participation will also be attended by the leaders of Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain.

According to German officials, the European Union intends to extend sectoral sanctions, which expires in January 2017. European politicians fear that the US President-elect Donald trump could lift sanctions against Russia. At the meeting, Obama are waiting for clarification on this subject, writes Reuters.