Reuters: Obama, Putin talk about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.
The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru's capital. They exchanged pleasantries and remained standing as they spoke.
Obama later said at a news conference he told Putin the U.S. is deeply concerned about bloodshed and chaos in Syria "sown by constant bombing attacks" by the Syrian and Russian militaries, and that a ceasefire and political transition were needed.
"As usual I was candid and courteous but very clear about the strong differences we have on policy," Obama said.
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WNU Editor: They talked about Ukraine and Syria for about 4 minutes .... 4 minutes?!?!?! This was not a discussion .... this was more of .... I am concerned about this and that, and the other leader saying the same thing.
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