"It is regrettable that we can't succeed in holding a full-scale meeting, which is long due", Putin said, adding that issues of strategic stability would be of paramount importance. "I have mine." He also reportedly spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Putin's wish list is topped by a desire to see an end to crippling anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the USA and its allies for Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, its support for separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine and other actions by Moscow.
Both European countries are members of the "Normandy Four" group with Moscow and Kiev, set up to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. "We saw him trying to approach different leaders around the world simply because he thought that things in foreign policy are as simple as meeting someone, but what he does with those meetings and what he does with those kinds of approaches is a different story".
"The five can, for a good reason, play a more significant role in the global financial system, strive to continue the reform of the IMF and strengthen our influence in the Fund", Putin said at a BRICS meeting.
Her main focus, however, was on the situation in Ukraine. There is a basic contractual agreement from 2003 on this.
Quake causes disruptions at Anchorage Airport
Officials eventually canceled a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after the natural disaster . Graper called it the most "violent" quake he's experience in his 20 years in Anchorage .
Russian Federation charged that the three Ukrainian navy ships sailed into its territorial waters in the Kerch Strait Nov. 27. "Russian Federation must comply with this basis", she said. The US Senate unanimously accused Moscow of aggression. Putin said that Ukrainian Navy boats had illegally crossed into Russian waters last week and drew a diagram of the violation.
November 25, the border service of the Federal Security Service of Russia detained three Ukrainian warships, which, without warning, violated the sea border and made unsafe maneuvers in Russian waters.
Among other lies, Cohen said he told Congress that all discussions of the Moscow Trump Tower project ended by January 2016, when they had actually continued until June of that year.
Merkel said Germany had suggested a meeting of the Normandy group to discuss the crisis.