Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in China on 4 September to meet with President of France Francois Hollande, and on 5 September – with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the trilateral meeting, the leaders will not. This was stated by the assistant to the head of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov, reports the Russian news Agency Interfax.

“We plan to hold another bilateral meeting with President Hollande. As for the meeting with Merkel, we are now arranging this meeting, and obviously it will take place on 5 September,” – he said.

According to Ushakov, Hollande and Merkel refused holds a trilateral meeting with Putin. “In the beginning, it was agreed to hold a trilateral meeting to thoroughly discuss the current situation in Ukraine, further cooperation in the framework of the Normandy format Minsk process, but then our colleagues have preferred referring to the graph, hold two bilateral meetings, that is, will meet with Hollande and a separate meeting with German Chancellor Merkel,” he said.

Ushakov said that the main theme of both meetings will be the situation in Ukraine.

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 August 23, agreed with Merkel and Hollande on the phone, argued in the Kremlin. The press service of the Elysee Palace after a telephone conversation between Hollande, Merkel and Putin reported only on agreement of the leaders will meet in China.

See also: Aslund called on EU leaders not to meet with Putin without Poroshenko

Merkel and Hollande declined to meet with Putin without Poroshenko 31.08.2016

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