In France, assessed the prospects of the meeting between Putin and trump

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States Donald trump. Archival photoIn France, assessed the prospects of the meeting between Putin and trump© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The new security architecture in Europe, the US withdrawal from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), contacts the so-called «small group» and «Astana group» on Syria may become possible subjects of negotiations of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Paris in November, told RIA Novosti the former Ambassador of France in Russia, expert of the French Institute of international and strategic relations (IRIS), Jean de Gliniasty.

As reported previously the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov, Russian President Vladimir Putin during his forthcoming visit to Paris to meet with his American counterpart Donald trump. According to him, the meeting of Putin and trump is a complete and well-prepared. For its part, the American leader confirmed that he could meet with his Russian counterpart.

In November in the French capital will host events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the First World war, in Paris, invited a number of heads of foreign States.

«I hope this meeting is not only prepared on the occasion of the celebrations on November 11. But it is interesting that Russia is currently at the celebrations is among the winners and at least an important player in the First World war that is new,» said de Gliniasty, who served as the Ambassador of France in Russia from 2009 to 2013.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

«There are a few new ideas for discussion. In particular, the «new security architecture» proposed by (French President Emmanuel) Macron in Helsinki in late September, which corresponds to the wishes of Russia. This idea requires a discussion,» says the former Ambassador.

During his visit to Finland macron stated the need to build a new security architecture on the European continent together with Russia.

According to the expert, we can hardly expect any changes on the subject of Ukraine before the presidential elections scheduled for March 2019.

«With regard to Syria could be discussed the implementation of the idea of beginning discussions among the «small group» and a group of Astana, which was agreed during the visit of the Macron in Saint Petersburg in may. The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty will also, of course, a matter of debate, but I doubt the ability to convince trump. Finally, no one likes to talk about sanctions, but we know that the intensity of future decisions Washington will depend on the results of the midterm elections,» he continued.

«It should be noted that if the elections in the Donbas planned for November 11, will be held, it will cast a shadow on this meeting (in Paris – ed.)», — concluded the expert.

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