Interfax: Putin will have phone conversations with Obama on Ukraine, Syria, Iraq in next few days – Ushakov

File Photo of Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama Seated Before Russian and U.S. Flags

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama will have a phone conversation on issues related to the situation in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria in the next few days, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.

“Putin and Obama plan to have a phone conversation in the next few days. It will focus on Ukraine, but it will also obviously address other vital issues, including Iraq and Syria,” Ushakov said.

Ushakov recalled that the president have recently met in Normandy. “They talked twice and they agreed to have phone contact. This agreement is now being implemented,” he said.

When asked how long the conversations between Putin and Obama in Normandy lasted, Ushakov said: “About twenty minutes.”

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