The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the sidelines on the first day of the week was held a trilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The meeting lasted about 1, 5 hours and began with a meeting of Putin and Merkel. A little later they were joined by Juncker.
A trilateral Meeting was held behind closed doors without the press.
As reported first In the Russian leadership, the leaders will discuss the Syrian and Ukrainian issues. As said before correspondents assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov, " will continue the discussion of relations in the triangle Russia-Ukraine-EU ".
As highlighted in the meeting materials, because of the mutual restrictive measures was the reduction of trade turnover between Russia and the EU." this year the trend is even clearer: in the first eight months of 2015, the turnover of the EU-Russia fell by 38, 9% compared with the same period in 2014, the EU's share in Russia's foreign trade dropped to 45, 7% ", - stated in the informational materials of the meeting.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection S. at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment.