The delay of the start of the meeting the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the Pope is associated with the protracted negotiations of the President of the Russian Federation in Milan, it was agreed with the Vatican courtyard, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"in truth, the visit to the Pope was held somewhat later than the scheduled time. This was due to the fact that delayed dialogues in Milan. This was due to the fact that a little advanced quickly the motorcade through the streets of Milan and Rome. Within, say, the way the delay was broadcast was also consistent with the Vatican's court ", - said Peskov told reporters.
first it was claimed that Putin, located with a visit to Italy, on Wednesday more than an hour talked with the Pope in the Vatican and agreed with him the situation in the world and as well as among them the crisis in Ukraine.
The Russian President arrived in Rome for half a day from Milan, where together with the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi opened the national day of Russia at the exhibition " EXPO-2015 ". In addition, the parties in the process of a bilateral meeting discussed cooperation between Russia and Italy, the issue of sanctions was raised in the context of work on current projects. Putin and Renzi also raised in the process of negotiating an international perspective, for example, the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Egypt and Libya and the fight against crime.