Obama discussed the situation in Ukraine with Hollande and Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama

On Monday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Chinese Hangzhou President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed with them the situation in Ukraine. This was announced by the representative of the White house, reports Reuters. The results of the negotiations the representative of administration of U.S. President said.

Monday, September 5, Obama should hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov did not specify what the format of the meeting and what topics will be discussed by the leaders of the USA and Russia, but previously Peskov did not rule out that the presidents will discuss the issue of settlement in Syria.

Also the representative of the Kremlin said that Putin and Obama before bilateral meeting could briefly several times to communicate “on their feet” at the G20 summit.

During a press conference at the G20 summit Obama said that Moscow and Washington have serious differences on the Syrian issue. According to the President of the United States, a key factor in achieving any agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria will be the negotiations with Russia.

On the eve of Putin holds two-hour meeting with German Chancellor, during which the two leaders discussed the humanitarian situation in Syria. Earlier, the Kremlin announced separate talks with Putin, President of France.

The meeting of G20 leaders in Hangzhou is held on 4-5 September. The main theme of the summit declared “the Construction of innovative, healthy, interconnected and inclusive world economy.”