The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Tuesday will hold a meeting With Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, who will visit Russian Federation on a working visit, informs the press-service of the Kremlin.
"in the process of negotiations is planned to consider topical issues of bilateral and international agenda, as well as the prospects of relations between Russia and the EU given the presidency of Luxembourg in the Council of the European Union ", - reported in the report of the press service.
yesterday Bettel in Sochi met the head of the government of the Russian Federation Medvedev D. a.. As reported, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, from Russia, He plans to go to Ukraine.
before the Prime Minister presiding in the European Union Luxembourg Xavier Bettel told reporters he intends to discuss With Russian authorities the whole range of problems concerning the situation in Ukraine and in the Syrian Arab Republic, the problem of emigration and the fight against crime
"I have informed the Secretary-General (NATO, Jens Stoltenberg - ed) about the fact that in the coming weeks I will go to the capital of Russia to meet With President (Vladimir) Putin and Prime Minister (Dmitry) Medvedev, and will also visit Ukraine," said Bettel.
He said that during the visit, wished to hear the positions of different parties.
"The situation in Ukraine will be one of the main problems, but not the only one. I will speak about immigration, and the problems in the Syrian Arab Republic, the battle against crime. We must bear in mind that to resolve part of the crisis, and we saw that , for example, on other international issues in recent months, Russia is also necessary, " he said.
From September 30 to Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad began to apply air strikes against the "Islamic country" in the Syrian Arab Republic, using attack aircraft su-25 frontline bombers su-24M and su-34. According to the Ministry of defense, Russian aviation has already greatly disrupted the system of management and logistics of terrorists and have caused harm to the infrastructure for the training of suicide bombers.
Russia, Iran, Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic had established a common information centre in Baghdad to coordinate the battle against ISIS. The main functions of this centre will be the collection, processing, compilation and analysis of current data about the situation in the middle East region in the context of the fight against the militants, the distribution of information on the purpose and operational transfer to the General staffs of these countries.
last week in Paris hosted the summit " channel four ", which was attended by the Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine.
The leaders of the "Normandy format ""compared notes" on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and reiterated the commitment of their integrated execution.
the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the results of the summit "channel four" in Paris revealed that the parties agreed on the need to postpone the elections in the East of Ukraine. According to Hollande, the elections in the East of Ukraine have the opportunity to not before 3 months, so as soon As the time to fix the Ukrainian election law and the preparation of voting so that it conforms to the norms of the OSCE.
The Prime Minister of Luxembourg before also expressed their opinion in respect of penalties relative to Russia and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In his vision, in the event of failure of the Minsk agreements world the Commonwealth has a chance to get on the South-Eastern Ukraine a " frozen conflict ".
According to Bettel, "it is important to move forward" in the peace settlement of the conflict, " because now we all lose."" Europe loses, Ukraine loses, Russia loses. We need an exit strategy (from the conflict - ed.) to discover solutions that are acceptable to everyone ", - He said pointing.
The Prime Minister of Luxembourg believes that the policy of EU sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures from Russia disadvantageous to both parties." At the moment the scheme is this: the punishment response, the punishment response. It is harmful to all in Russia and Europe ", - noted the Bettel.
in April 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against certain individuals, organizations and entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until 5 August 2016.
By the way, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg has Russian roots: his mother Angela is the grandniece of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff