Paris continued cooperation with the Russian side, however, due to sharp differences on the Syrian Arab Republic was forced to limit the participation of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande in the possible events in the process before the scheduled visit of the President of the Russian Federation, because of this, the visit was cancelled, said the official representative of the French government Stephane Le Foll.
Le Folle at a press conference After a meeting of the French Cabinet at the Elysee Palace confirmed the participation of President Hollande in the summit "channel four" in Berlin on the settlement of Ukraine, reports RIA " Novosti ". According to his statement, the French side on Wednesday will address the representatives of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the issue of organization in Berlin, the summit " channel four "." Group Sherpas will prepare a possible summit "channel four" in Berlin. Today there are established contacts with Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel, tomorrow ? with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ", - the said Le Foll.
On Tuesday, the Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that the meeting of leaders "channel format" on Ukraine will meet in Berlin on 19 October at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On the same day a source in the administration of the French leader, Francois Hollande, told Reuters about the fact that Moscow had informed the administration of France on the postponement of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then, In the leadership of the Russian Federation said that Putin and the truth will not go to Paris with a visit on October 19. As said press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, Putin took the decision to cancel the visit to Paris because of the "dropped out of the program" events. Hollande has been criticized from the Left party and the "National front" in connection with the situation around the planned visit of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Remember Hollande in a conversation the television channel TMC (TF1 Group) asked a rhetorical question about the usefulness of the meeting with Putin." I ask myself: will the meeting useful? Whether it is necessary? Could it be under pressure? If we can get him to stop doing that jointly with the Syrian regime, that is to support the aviation regime, which is bombing the people of Aleppo?" He also said that a private person will tell Putin about the illegality of supporting the actions of the Syrian authorities in Aleppo, the residents whom He considers victims of war crimes.