The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have plans to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian Arab Republic, said the Elysee Palace.
"Tonight, Mrs Merkel ask Putin, he extended the truce for humanitarian access, which was announced yesterday," – Hollande said at a meeting with head of the Syrian non-governmental organization "White helmets" Raed al-Sagedom in Paris, RIA " Novosti ".
before Wednesday, the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov said that Moscow excludes the unilateral imposition of the humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo, the decision shall be the result of common agreement. When this 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the Federation Council on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the Russian Federation is expected on 20 October to adopt the conclusions on the extension of the humanitarian pause in Aleppo if the rebels and the truth will begin to leave the city. Remember, on Tuesday it was announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the meeting in the Normandy format on October 19 in Berlin. Before that, in Kiev said that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande agreed to hold a meeting in the "Normandy format" on 19 October in Berlin. Agreement about this was confirmed in the German government. However, as I wrote the print edition GLANCE, Germany and France are pushing for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria but not because of the Ukrainian question. On Wednesday In the leadership of the Russian Federation confirmed that Putin after a meeting of leaders "Norman Quartet" on Ukraine in Berlin will discuss separately with Merkel and Hollande the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.