France: Putin Will Not Meet With Hollande for Syria-Only Talks

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting on the budget in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia.
FILE – Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting on the budget in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a planned visit to France after French President Francois Hollande insisted their meeting focus solely on Syria.

Putin was due to travel to Paris October 19 for a visit that would include inaugurating a new Orthodox church.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Putin is ready to meet with Hollande at a convenient time for the French leader, while Hollande said in a speech Tuesday that he remains ready for talks if they “further peace.”!”

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