Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the leaders of France and Germany at the G20 summit.
This was reported by Interfax referring to the Russian president’s assistant Yuri Ushakov.
“At first, it was agreed to hold a trilateral meeting to thoroughly discuss the current situation in Ukraine, and ways of further cooperation in the framework of the Normandy format, but then our colleagues said they preferred holding two bilateral meetings, that is, a separate meeting will be held with Hollande, and a separate meeting with German Chancellor Merkel,” said Ushakov.
He added that the main topic of both meetings will be the situation in Ukraine.
Ushakov also noted that Putin rejected the possibility of negotiations in Normandy format, that is, four with Merkel, Hollande and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.