Putin and Macron to discuss situation in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on August 19 to hold talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on a wide range of topics, including the situation in Ukraine, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said.

“Preparations are underway for a working visit by the Russian president to France on August 19. It will be a one-day visit,” Russian news agency TASS quoted him as saying on Tuesday, August 13.

“The topics are obvious: bilateral Russian-French cooperation, which has a very rich economic content; international issues; … Ukraine; and, of course, they will discuss the prospects for further work in the “Normandy format,” Peskov added.

Earlier, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker stated that the representatives of the United States, Germany and France would hold another round of consultations on the Normandy format next week. He also confirmed that he kept in touch with the European partners and the next round of consultations should take place next week.

On August 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin agreed on a possible meeting of the Normandy Four leaders.

The last meeting in the Normandy format took place in Paris on July 13 between the foreign ministers’ advisers. They reached agreement on indefinite ceasefire from July 21. However, it did not last long. On August 6, the Russian occupation troops killed four Ukrainian troops near Pavlopil, Donetsk region.

(C) UAWire


    • Where are the protests from Ze about all of this. Poroshenko said no meetings about Ukraine go on without the involvement of Ukraine. Ze is letting the appeasers sell Ukraine down the river.

  1. I predict it will go very well: but only for putler and his butt boy. As usual it will go badly or very badly for Ukraine.

    • Not necessarily. Ukrainians and their supporters will never back down. This conflict will end with Putin being defeated.

      • I hope so. French rulers are always treacherous arseholes, whatever political hue they happen to be.

        • Not always, the french once supported America’s independence, gave us a statue of liberty, and surrendered Louisiana (originally bigger) to the United States. But since WWII they became traitors. I don’t trust them no more!

  2. I think I should let these two boys test drive a new model Lada I am working on. Nuclear engine that only needs to be fueled once and good for its whole life

  3. Don’t even get me going on the fucking french.
    Macron needs Putin more than he needs Donald Trump. These two are more likely to get along, at least behind closed doors, and here is why.  First, many in France are souring on sanctions, now in their third year. In April, France’s lower house of parliament considered a resolution against sanctions renewal. European sanctions expire this summer. Some 577 deputies supported the resolution, with around 50 in favor of renewing them. It is not binding, but it tells us where the wind is blowing.

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