Vladimir Putin cancels Paris trip as Francois Hollande said he will only discuss Syria
Putin was hoping to speak about more “sensitive subjects” with the French President, but discussions were off the table.
The Russian leader was also set to inaugurate a new Orthodox cathedral and visit a Russian art exhibition, but Mr Hollande declined an invitation to join him.
In an outburst on French radio station Europe 1, Alexandre Orlov, the Russian ambassador to France, said: “Presidents are expected to find solutions to difficult problems. Mr Putin will come and will speak to Mr Hollande about touchy subjects.”
But after Mr Hollande declined, Mr Putin cancelled his plans.
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