In the schedule of the Russian President Vladimir Putin currently has no meetings with the Pope at the UN General Assembly, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"There's nonstop all happens in time – at the General Assembly, at the present time, specifically in the schedule of this meeting is not present ", - has said Peskov, answering the question about whether planned within the framework of the UN General Assembly, the Russian President met with the Pope.
With regard to bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, is currently examining various options, he said, reports RIA " Novosti "." in truth currently examining various options – how to hold separate bilateral meetings and in the framework of the Assembly of the different Protocol and other measures to ensure that the supervisor had the opportunity to chat on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with the heads of other countries ", - has told Sand. However, the Italian news Agency askanews citing diplomatic sources reported That Pope Francis wished to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in new York, Syrian Arab Republic and extraordinary circumstances of refugees." Putin will listen to the ideas of the Pope to settle the Syrian downs, for example, about the fact That the Holy see proposes to do to try to stop the humanitarian crisis ", – the source said, noting That " the Syrian Arab Republic, the dialogue between the Vatican and the Russian capital lasts for a long time ". Peskov also said That Putin in his own representation at the UN General Assembly likely will affect the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the battle against the group " Islamic state ". In mid-August, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov confirmed the plans of President Vladimir Putin to participate in the UN General Assembly. On August 26, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said That in the framework of the UN General Assembly can be a meeting "Norman Quartet" in Ukraine.