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ST PETERSBURG, May 24, 17:45 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin confirmed that he would go to Western Europe on June 6 for D-Day 70th anniversary for the first time since the crisis in Ukraine.
Putin has said French counterpart Francois Hollande would like to meet with him.
“I understood the French president would like to hold a separate meeting for talks on bilateral relations and international issues,” Putin said at a meeting with editors-in-chief of world news agencies on Saturday.
“Of course, I’m ready for any talks,” he said.
“If the French president finds time, I’ll meet with him with pleasure for talks on any issues of mutual interest,” Putin said.