#Brussels : ” Behind Closed Doors `Russia Says We Are Ready to Support Ukraine’ Whatever the Governmental Decision”

#AceNewsServices says “Putin: `Russia Ready to Support Ukraine’, Regardless of Government” 

Published time: January 28, 2014 15:59
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin poses with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R) upon his arrival at the EU council headquarters for a EU-Russia Summit in Brussels January 28, 2014.(Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R) upon his arrival at the EU council headquarters for a EU-Russia Summit in Brussels January 28, 2014.(Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

Earlier in the day, Putin met behind closed doors with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The Russian delegation to Brussels also included Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Moscow’s envoy to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and presidential aides.

The 32nd summit between Russia and the European Union was initially planned for the end of 2013. However, EU leaders, citing their busy schedules, had asked Moscow to reschedule the gathering for the end of January and also turn it into an informal meeting. Also, the event was shortened from two days to just several hours.

 

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