Putin coming to Berlin for first time since start of Ukraine war
TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Oct 2016 11:08 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/DPA/The Local)
Posted on 10/18/2016, 8:38:17 AM by Olog-hai
Russian President Vladimir Putin is to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday as part of a summit hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Ukraine conflict.
Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced on Tuesday that Putin would arrive for the summit alongside President François Hollande of France and Petro Poroshenko, the leader of Ukraine.
It will be Putin’s first visit to Berlin since Russia annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, leading to EU sanctions against Moscow.
Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will hold the summit in Berlin on Wednesday to “evaluate the implementation” of the Minsk peace accords for Ukraine, the French presidency said. …
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