Putin Cancelled His Visit to Paris As Diplomatic Spat Worsens :- Russian President Valdimir Putin has cancelled his trip to France next week. Russian government took this decision, when French government alleged to Russian and Syrian forces for war crimes in Aleppo. The allegation of French government has deepened the diplomatic rift over this issue between these two countries.
Mr Valdimir Putin’s spokesperson said on Tuesday, “The President has decided to cancel the trip to France next week.”
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Apart from this, he also added, “From the very start of his exchange with French colleague, President Putin noted that he is ready to visit Paris when it is comfortable for President Hollande. So we will wait for when that comfortable time comes.”
Mr Putin had planned to visit Paris on October 19. Two programs were added to his diplomatic visit, one was to open a new Russian Orthodox cathedral and another one was to visit a Russian art exhibition in Paris, the French capital.
French diplomatic sources said, “The Russian government drew out when Mr Hallande refused to discuss anything other than Syrian crisis. This bilateral meeting was planned for discussion over Syrian crisis.
Another source told us, “There were contacts between the Kremlin and Paris this morning to offer Putin a working visit over Syria issue. But president Hollande refused to take part in any other event.”
On Monday, Mr Hollande said, “We had not yet decided whether to host Mr Putin. The Syrian forces committed war crimes in Aleppo city with the help of Russian forces.”
Mr Hollande said to media in another interview, “I asked myself the question. Is it useful? Is it necessary? Can it be a way of exerting pressure? Can we get him to stop what he is doing with the Syrian government?”
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Jean-Mar Ayrault, the French foreign minister, stated on Monday that we have discussed about petition in International Criminal Court in Hague. We will request there to consider a strong investigation against suspected Syrian and Russian war crimes. He also visited Moscow last week for discussion with Sergei Lavrov, the Russian diplomat.
French government is attempting to win support in UN for their resolution draft for cease fire in Aleppo. But on Saturday, Russia submitted their own resolution draft in United Nations, despite of voting for France drafts and demanded to end the bombing on Aleppo City in their alternative solution. It was fifth time when Russia used their veto to dismiss UN action to stop the war in Syria.
After the cancellation of draft, Mr Hollande said we are ready to meet Mr Putin any time to create peaceful environment in the region.
Mr Hollande stated in Strasbourg, “Dialogue is necessary with Russians but if it is firm and frank.”
Relations between two countries has been plunged and to their lowest point after the Cold War due to diplomatic confrontation over the Syrian civil war.
The former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday to both of the countries, stating that the situation has been reached to a very dangerous point and an one more spark will be able to burn the world.
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