He shouted, «kiss!» and flew away to Merkel. Amazing Putin’s visit to Europe

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited AustriaHe shouted, «kiss!» and flew away to Merkel. Amazing Putin’s visit to Europe© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Troops of Cossacks singing, dancing President of Russia, Tula samovar as a gift and finally geese Yes, Apple trees in the backyard of the residence of Angela Merkel — and much of the entourage of the visits of Vladimir Putin not yet exist. One Sabbath, he held, it seems impossible. First, privately came to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the head of foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl, and right after that headed to Germany for talks with Chancellor of Germany. By all indications, the journalists have to prepare for a long wait.

Putin presented the head of the foreign Ministry of Austria on the wedding day luxury bouquet. Together with the President on the celebration came the permanent press Secretary Dmitry Peskov and assistant Yuri Ushakov pic.twitter.com/joYXO3SOD9

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Wedding sang and walked

«EUSA you eUSA, you do not worry!» — maybe something like this rolled out over the grape fields, the quiet of the Austrian province. Invited to the wedding, the Russian President brought with him a Cossack choir, the bride whirled in the dance and gave a toast in German. «A lot of joked that well perceived by the audience,» he shared details of his press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. And even, in his words, found in common with spouse Karin Kneissl — a passion for judo. Giving a picture with the rural landscape, Tula samovar and old macovigilance, Putin shouted «bitterly!» and got into his motorcade.

Before flying to Berlin, he even held talks with Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, though saw him as recently as early June. The trip to Vienna was the first foreign visit of Putin after the election victory. Then invite him to the wedding of the Minister of foreign Affairs.

What is a wedding without dancing? pic.twitter.com/Dde86Ml6yH

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Another wedding, but more modest, walked in a hotel room near castle Meseberg. There, near Berlin, the Russian President was waiting for talks with the German Chancellor. The invited journalists have noted with surprise that near the official residence vegetable garden, planted carrots, and the backyard walk geese. Quiet cozy life of the German province made the posters with inscriptions in Russian: «Putin! Welcome to Muizenberg friends. Russia forward!». As is commonly noted in such cases, the author’s spelling and punctuation preserved. There were not only supporters but also opponents of the guest — posters opposite of the content. In the eyes of Russian journalists between the Germans have a bit of an argument about Putin, but quickly faded — said the famous love of order.

Putin arrived at the residence Meseberg near Berlin after the wedding and even managed a costume change. They are now left to journalists. pic.twitter.com/I5JGvzBzTV

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Merkel met Putin in pale green jacket. Press has made several uniprotokolle photos: here they sit at a wooden table in the background, a pond with a fountain, the waiter offers a glass of juice. But Merkel promised on the eve of tough negotiations, following which the leaders refused to press conferences. But went to the press statements before beginning.

And business

Putin and Merkel hold talks in the open air with a glass of water pic.twitter.com/YHjQe3bbOP

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This is the second meeting between Putin and Merkel in the last three months. In may, the Chancellor was staying in Sochi. Discussed Syria, Ukraine, the construction of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2» and American sanctions. But between these talks, there was another important event — the first summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States on July 12 in Helsinki. And it is in the actions of Washington observers looking for the causes of the current rapprochement between Moscow and Berlin. However, Donald trump publicly this evening is not mentioned.

His statement, the leaders started with Ukraine: agreed that a stable truce in this country is still there. The Chancellor is also going to discuss sending UN peacekeepers to Donbas. This initiative was first made by Putin himself. But the Russian plan involved placement of the mission along the line of contact between the APU and the militia forces, but Kiev has demanded the presence of peacekeepers in all areas of the self-proclaimed DNR and LC, that is, on the border with Russia.

There are nuances in the other question, which Putin and Merkel seems to agree that gas transit through Ukraine after the opening of the «Nord stream — 2». Putin once again stressed that this requires security guarantees. By the way, the entry of the pipeline into operation was not discussed — there is a party for all decided, despite the protests of some countries.

There were no contradictions in Iran’s nuclear program. Both leaders believe in the need to maintain a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which threatens to leave Washington. «But we are following with concern over Iran’s activities, whether it’s missile programme or the situation in Syria,» said Merkel.

A statement to the press, has turned into a small press conference. Putin shouted a question about the visit to Austria pic.twitter.com/EwCrvh0zNv

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And Putin reiterated that it is time to increase humanitarian aid to Syria to the refugees could return to those areas that were abandoned, with what do not hurry European countries.

But all the disputable issues can be resolved through dialogue, as concluded Merkel. In that moment, when she was going to leave the press, one of the reporters shouted a question to Putin about the trip to the wedding. Angela Merkel, who directed the earphones for translation, in Russian, asked: «come here!» But Putin was not in a hurry. Staying in a good mood, he still replied, in violation of the Protocol: «It was a good, good trip.» The public part and restricted, was followed by hours of negotiations behind closed doors.

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