The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that, according to his vision, the EU and Russia a common goal - to preserve the integrity of Syria.
"I think that Mr. Putin may also have a similar goal - we have to provide the unity of Syria," - noted Hollande.
"the Syrian Arab Republic currently consists of a portion of the territory controlled by regime, and the rest of a large part of the territory, where chaos reigns and where you can sooner or later be created the Most Caliphate. It would be the worst of situations, and we will not be able to accept such things ", - said the head of France.
The meeting of the presidents of Russia, France, Ukraine and Chancellor of Germany was held at the Elysee Palace, in a narrow format, the leaders talked approximately within one hour, after which the dialogue was continued in an expanded format. In total, the leaders of the 4 countries talked 4 hours and 50 minutes - 3 times less than in the previous talks. The previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on 11-12 February. Then the dialogue continued for 16 hours, the result was consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ".
in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 continues with weapons of conflict, the victims of which, according to the UN, began more than 220 thousand people. Government troops to confront units of terrorists belonging to various armed groups. The most active militants of extremist groups "Islamic state" and " dzhebhat EN-Nusra ".