PARIS, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian delayed their working visit to Russia for a later date that was slated on March 18, news TV channel BFM reported on Monday.
In his words, the delay of the visit “is caused by the situation in Crimea.”
The spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry neither confirmed nor denied this report to Itar-Tass. Laurent Fabius is expected to make a statement on this issue in the evening news show on first French TV channel after 11 p.m. Moscow time (19:00 GMT) on Monday.