14:33 Nov. 14, 2016
Putin and Obama may discuss Syrian matters in Peru
Russian president Vladimir Putin may have a brief meeting with the U.S. president Barack Obama in Peru this week, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Monday, the Reuters agency reports.
The two presidents may discuss developments around Syria on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on November 19-20, Peskov said.
Besides, the Russian side yet has no plans on meeting with the U.S. president-elect Donald Trump in person, the agency also reports.
The Kremlin was among the first to congratulate Trump with his U.S. elections victory. Trump himself was quoted as saying he previously had received a "beautiful" letter from Russian president and looking forward to a personal meeting with the Russian leader in the nearest future.
According to the earlier reports, Peskov characterised the Putin's and Trump's approaches on policies as "phenomenally close". Despite Kremlin's placing its bets on Trump victory, the Russian authorities nevertheless expect no U.S. sanctions relief under the recently elected Republican president, as the Russian prime minister claimed last week in Israel.