Ukrainian and U.S. Presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Barack Obama discussed the situation in Syria and the issue of European integration of Ukraine in an informal conversation at the official reception hosted by the U.S. President, the press service of the Ukrainian President informed.

"We briefly exchanged information on Syria. I noted that any peaceful solution is always better than any war, even if it is short, because it leads to humanitarian disaster," he told reporters in New York, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The head of state also said that the parties discussed the European integration of Ukraine.

"I said that we are confidently moving this way and the given information was also accepted," Yanukovych said.

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