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Obama to Meet With Putin on Monday, Kremlin Says

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In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the Russian president is to meet U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday.

In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Putin is to speak to the United Nations General Assembly that day. It was not immediately clear whether the meeting with Obama would take place before or after the speech.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Putin also plans to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the same day.

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