Obama to Meet Putin Next Week at United Nations General Assembly

  • First encounter between the two leaders in more than a year
  • Tensions are high over Russian moves in Ukraine, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) in Dushanbe on Sept. 15, 2015.

Photographer: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama will hold a rare in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York amid a new flare-up of tensions over Russia’s moves in Syria.

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