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Putin meets new Ukraine leader, Obama in France
June 6, 2014, 2:34 pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Poroshenko (center) and Putin in Normandy, France on 6 June 2014 [AP]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Poroshenko (center) and Putin in Normandy, France on 6 June 2014 [AP]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko held talks in Normandy on the sidelines of D-day landings commemoration in the north of France.

French President Hollande’s office told French news network BFMTV  Putin spoke with Poroshenko for 15 minutes about possible measures to de-escalate violence in Ukraine.

Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also joined the first informal meeting between Moscow and Kiev top officials in the Chateau de Benouville, in Normandy, where world leaders had lunch together.

According to the report, Putin and Poroshenko ended the meeting with a handshake in a likely sign of Moscow’s recognition of Poroshenko’s legitimacy the day before he is sworn in.

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) on Thursday expressed support to the new leadership in Ukraine and planned to enhance cooperation in the field of energy, trade and climate change.

Speaking at a press conference after the summit, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the G7 stands united behind Ukraine and its new leadership, politically and economically.

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Valdimir Putin also met on Friday as world leaders commemorate the D-Day landings in Normandy, north France.

With no scheduled formal meeting, BFMTV reported Obama held talks with Putin after meetings with French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Source: Agencies

2 Responses to Putin meets new Ukraine leader, Obama in France

  1. Victor Reply

    June 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Obozo+Putin = Putin ‘hey obozo you tell your fascist/nazi handlers I have their danglies in the vice. Parade all you want to the world via the G7, frankly I dun give a rears, but if you think you can use NATO to surround me the pot you are smoking must be getting to your head. By the way, you better tell that lacky puppy in Ukraine that more gas payment is coming up and he better cough up, else winters going to a chilly prospect’

  2. frank Reply

    June 8, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Victor – if it was just that simple.
    The puppet Obama and his EU/NATO stooges are planning and preparing for a nuclear first strike against Russia and China.
    This Ukraine thing is just another pretense to build up tensions, and finish their military installations around Russia and China.
    One can only hope and pray that there (in the USA) are still some sane people who realize that a failed empire actually has failed, and stop this cabal.
    Maybe the US military will go against the clothless emperor.
    Otherwise, god help us …

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