Putin cancels Paris visit
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled his upcoming trip to Paris. The move comes after French President Francois Hollande accused the Kremlin of committing war crimes in Syria.
Speaking in an interview with French television channel TF1, Hollande said that he was unsure whether meeting Putin would be “useful” and that he considered canceling the event. The French president also said that he would only discuss the ongoing Syrian conflict.
“If I receive him, I would tell him that the bombing of Aleppo is unacceptable. These people are the victims of war crimes, and those who commit those acts will have to take full responsibility for them in front of the International Criminal Court,” Hollande said.
In response to this proposal, Russia has just indicated that it wants to postpone the visit planned on October 19, Reuters reports.