The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, speaking at session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said he was ready at any time to participate in the meeting on Ukraine in " Normandy format ".
"I am ready at any time to meet with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, ? quotes its words news Agency.? France has an important agreement with Russia on the Syrian Arab Republic. But the dialogue must be open ".
first on Tuesday 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. On the same day, the Ambassador of Russia in 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. At the end of September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the schedule of contacts in the " Normandy format ". Putin said that "no solution to the question of Donbass, except" Normandy format ", no, Moscow would support it ", But the dialogue for the sake of talks useless. He was also called "pointless" meetings in this format After arranged by the Ukrainians attempts to commit terrorist acts in the Crimea. The leadership of the Russian Federation told that before you finally Decide on holding the meeting in the Normandy format, it is necessary to do considerable work.