Kremlin: Putin and Hollande will meet in Moscow November 26

MOSCOW, November 17. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande will meet in Moscow November 26, to coordinate actions in the fight against terrorism.

“Agreed, in particular, to ensure closer liaison and coordination between military and intelligence agencies of the two countries during operations against terrorist organizations, implemented by Russia and France in Syria,” – said the press service of the Kremlin.

In a telephone conversation the two leaders “paid particular attention to enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation to combat international terrorism” in connection with the barbaric terrorist act, the consequence of which was the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt, and the tragic events in France, said the Kremlin.


A series of terrorist attacks occurred on the night of 14 November in Paris. In the concert hall Bataclan, the unknown took hostages. Attacks also were made on the Boulevard, Sharon, Boulevard Voltaire, on the Rue Fontaine-AU-ROI and on the street Alibert. In the capital’s suburb of Saint-Denis at the Stade de France, which hosted the football match between France and Germany, bombings.

Attacks made seven terrorists, six of whom blew himself up with belts of explosives. Another was killed by police.

According to the latest data, as a result of attacks of terrorists killed 129 people, and about 350 were injured.

In connection with the incident, President Francois Hollande announced the introduction in the country of state of emergency and the introduction of intensified control of crossing the state borders. He later stated that the responsibility for the attack bears the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).

“You need to install the French direct contact and work with them as allies”

Earlier the President of Russia has instructed the command of the cruiser “Moscow”, located in the Mediterranean sea, to establish cooperation with French military, which will soon begin to cooperate with Russia in anti-terrorist operations in Syria. “In the near future in the area of your option group, the French Navy led by the aircraft carrier. You need to install the French direct contact and work with them as allies,” he instructed the head of state. According to him, “the chief of General staff and Minister of defense instructions received”. “We will need to develop with them a plan of joint actions both at sea and in the air”, – said Putin.

These instructions of the Supreme commander gave during a visit to the National center of defense, where by video conference listened to the reports of the military conducting anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

Blows VKS RF

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria against militants of the banned in Russia terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” started on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. To participate in the land operation of the Russian Federation does not plan.