Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov confirmed that is scheduled for October 19 Vladimir Putin’s visit to Paris will not take place. And not only canceled the meeting with Francois Hollande, where he planned to discuss bilateral relations, Ukraine and Syria, but the opening of the Russian cultural center and exhibition.
“These items fell out of schedule”, – said Peskov. Asked by journalists to clarify the reasons for the decision, Peskov said that “this question should be addressed to the French side”.
As for the meeting “channel four” in Berlin, announced by Angela Merkel, the representative of the Kremlin, the preliminary preparations for such a meeting really is. However, the time and place have not yet been approved. “As soon as we’re ready, we will make the corresponding statement”, – promised the Sands.
Earlier, the German side announced that the meeting “Norman Quartet” will take place in Berlin on October 19 in the format of dinner. However, Peskov stressed that rumors that the Kremlin insisted on the visit of Vladimir Putin to Paris, because we need to get out of isolation is absurd. “We do not have problems of this kind. Putin from the very beginning told Hollande that he will visit Paris when it is convenient and comfortable for him. If this time is not exactly comfortable, it will be the other”, – said the press Secretary of the President
Meanwhile. Tweet Francois Hollande last posted a retweet of his interview with French TV channel TF1 on 9 October. The French President says the Syrian issue. Hollande said that Russia “is a heavy responsibility, it is involved in war crimes… We see terrible images from Aleppo – bombing of civilians…”.
To a journalist’s question about the upcoming visit of Vladimir Putin to Paris, Francois Hollande replied: “If the meeting takes place, I will tell him that (Russia’s behavior in Syria, “MK”) is impermissible