Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama are set to meet September 28 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a briefing on Thursday, according to Reuters.
On the agenda for the two world leaders will be issues relating to Ukraine and Syria. Iran has not been mentioned, although it is possible that Tehran may be discussed as well.
But there are already two completely different versions of how the agenda for that meeting is supposed to go.
Reporters on each side of the planet heard two separate agendas from the spokespersons for each of the two world leaders.
“When the president sits down with President Putin, the top item on his agenda will be Ukraine,” White House spokesperson Josh Earnest told reporters at Thursday’s news briefing in Washington DC.
Peskov, meanwhile, told reporters in a conference call from Moscow that the crisis in Ukraine would be discussed “if time allows.”
Earnest told reporters that the exact time and date had not yet been decided.
Peskov said the meeting had been scheduled to take place following Putin’s address to the UN.
The Russian spokesperson added that the meeting between the two presidents could last between 50 minutes to a full hour, and it was Peskov who gave the date of the meeting: Sept. 28.
Those who have already purchased their tickets for this event should be sure to bring fire extinguishers as well…