The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the last working day of the week during a meeting of leaders "channel four" in Paris to discuss With French counterpart the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the bilateral relations, said a source in the Elysee Palace.
According to the source, for example, at the meeting of the presidents of France and Russia expected to discuss the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the issues of bilateral relations, RIA " Novosti ".
in addition, the head of the Russian Federation will hold a bilateral meeting With German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On 30 September, the aircraft of the Russian Air and space forces of Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began conducting air operations With the application of point strikes on the positions of the terrorist group " Islamic state ". On the same day France's foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the meeting th of the United Nations to counter ISIL said that Paris welcomes airstrikes Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic, if they are directed against Islamic state terrorists, and not against the Syrian rebels. Yesterday it was announced that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko have plans to meet on 2 October in Paris to discuss the Ukrainian political settlement. The format "Norman Quartet" on Ukraine was formed after the meeting in Normandy in the summer of 2014 for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the allied landing. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is experiencing cautious optimism and believes a positive decision on the withdrawal of heavy weapons in the Donbas, the most before the meeting " channel four ". As they wrote in the print edition GLANCE, the meeting will be clear if the Americans some fresh introductory Poroshenko and has there been any progress in the position of Berlin and Paris. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced. September 1, in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met With former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's September 13, summed up in practice, full compliance with the ceasefire regime in the Donbas Since the end of August this year.