Putin Announces an End to Cooperation with Paris

Russia is ready for international cooperation on counter-terrorism, however, “real cooperation with France ended before it even started,” said the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, referring to the visit of the previous French president Francois Hollande and his visit to Russia following the terrorist attacks in Paris. He spoke during his recent visit to France where he held his first meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.

"We agreed on specific actions. The aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ was approaching the shores of Syria, then Hollande went to Washington and said that ‘Charles de Gaulle’ had turned around and headed off somewhere in the direction of the Suez Canal. From then, the real cooperation we had with France stopped before it began," said Putin in an interview with Figaro.

Dimitri Dolaberidze

01 June 2017 18:03