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Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia tells why Barack Obama does not want to meet with President Vladimir Putin

Michael McFaul believes that Obama does not want to meet with Putin because of the fact that the Russian television compared Obama with the leader of the ISIS.

On his Twitter the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul gave an explanation why President Barack Obama has no desire to meet with the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Joinfo.ua informs.

“Putin’s television compares Obama to ISIS leader but Russians wonder why Obama is not so eager to meet Putin at UNGA,” wrote Michael McFaul.


Most likely, he referred to TV program of Dmitry Kiselyov, which aired on October 19 last year.

Earlier we reported that President Vladimir Putin refused to attend the UN General Assembly.

“In my opinion, Putin will not arrive at the General Assembly of the United Nations in late September this year since his visit and speech will be another diplomatic and geopolitical failure for the whole system of his power, and most importantly, they were informed that the Ukrainian delegation headed by President Petro Poroshenko is ready to provide the world with irrefutable evidence of direct Russian aggression and direct invasion of the Russian Defense Ministry and units of the Russian regular army in the east of Ukraine,” said the analyst Pavlo Nuss.

He stressed that the UN General Assembly is a platform for international debate and decision-making important for history.

As we previously reported U.S. President Barack Obama does not take the initiative to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting may take place in September during the UN General Assembly.

As it is known, the session with the participation of Heads of State and Government and Foreign Ministers will last from September 28 to October 3, it will be opened by Brazil. Then there will speak the U.S., Poland, China, Jordan and Russia – it will speak as sixth on the first day of debate. Before that, President Vladimir Putin spoke the UN General Assembly in 2000, 2003 and 2005.

By the way, the previous conversation was initiated by the Russian side at the end of June. Before it there was a four-month break. Back then Obama said he was encouraged by Putin’s call, during which they discussed Syria and Ukraine. The last personal contact between the two leaders took place at the G20 summit held in Australia last spring.

Earlier we reported that before the visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to New York for the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the Russian Navy submarine was spotted by the U.S. military off the coast of Georgia, near the base of the U.S. Navy Kings Bay, where six Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines are deployed