Before the start of negotiations in a four-sided format, the Russian leader met with the head of France Hollande. Negotiations were held behind closed doors. It is reported that a number of issues were discussed with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov, and Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov.
After the meeting with Hollande, Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting with Angela Merkel. Poroshenko was not “face to face” with the Russian president.
Meanwhile, a few hours before the arrival of Petro Poroshenko in Paris, the Ukrainian media said that "Vladimir Putin is looking for (already? ..) meetings with the President of Ukraine."
Photo published by the press secretary of Poroshenko Poroshenko Svyatoslav Tsegolko in Twitter:
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