Vladimir Putin has pulled out of a visit to Paris next week to meet with Francois Hollande who insisted they discuss Russian support for Syria’s President Assad.
The Kremlin confirmed this morning that Putin had cancelled the trip to the French capital where he was due to meet with Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
The long-planned visit to Paris, which would have taken place next Wednesday, would have seen Putin inaugurate a new Russian Orthodox church near the Eiffel Tower as well as visit a Russian cultural centre and an exhibition
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Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has pulled out of a visit to Paris next week after France insisted they talk about Syria
It is thought that Hollande had told the Kremlin that the only event he wanted to attend with Putin during his visit would be a ‘working meeting’ on Syria.