Discussion of issues of Ukraine without its representatives is unacceptable. This opinion on the activities planned for the G-20 summit meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande was expressed by the expert of analytical center Atlantic Council, economist Anders Aslund in his Twitter.

“Putin has made the meeting with Merkel and Hollande without Poroshenko at the G-20 summit in early September. To speak about Ukraine without Ukraine. Cancel this meeting,” – said the expert.

That the President of the Russian Federation “to discuss the Ukrainian question” with the Chancellor of Germany and President of France at the G20 summit, Putin agreed with Merkel and Hollande on the phone, according to the Kremlin.

“The three leaders agreed to continue personal contacts on the situation in Ukraine and, in particular, to hold a joint meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming September 4-5 at the China summit of the group of twenty” – is spoken in the message.

Earlier, President Hollande has expressed concern in connection with the aggravated in recent weeks the escalation of the conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. This statement was made by press kurbalesiya Palace after a telephone conversation between Hollande, Merkel and Putin. Notably, the press service of Kremlin concern about the Hollande did not mention.

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Aslund called on EU leaders not to meet with Putin without Poroshenko 24.08.2016

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