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Vladimir Putin arrives in Paris for talks on Syria

Other News Materials 1 June 2012 22:50 (UTC +04:00)
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris Friday evening for talks with President Francois Hollande, at which Hollande will try convince the Russian leader to abandon his support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Vladimir Putin arrives in Paris for talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris Friday evening for talks with President Francois Hollande, at which Hollande will try convince the Russian leader to abandon his support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, DPA reported.

The meeting is his first with France's new president. Putin had good relations with Hollande's predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

Hollande said he aims to convince Putin "that it's not possible to let the Bashar al-Assad regime massacre its own people."

The French president has called for stepped-up sanctions against the regime and said a military intervention under the auspices of the United Nations is "not to be ruled out."

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