Merkel to meet Putin in Paris

Merkel to meet Putin in Paris

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to have bilateral meetings with Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Normandy-format summit in Paris, German government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer said.

"The chancellor will go to Paris next Monday in order to attend the Normandy-format meeting," Interfax cited her as saying.

The spokesperson said that Merkel is due to meet with Putin at 3 p.m local time.

Demmer added that Merkel will also have a bilateral meeting with President of Ukraine Vladymir Zelensky at 3:30 p.m.

The Normandy-format summit will be held in Paris on December 9. The format, which promotes settlement in Ukraine, comprises Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France.