Listen: Russia, Putin And Ukraine discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Times we stay tehran. Obviously the french president thinks russia can play a role and contribute to to stabilize the situation and into convince iran not to go on with its nuclear capability various. There is much to be discussed when these two leaders meet and as you pointed always doubt it is interesting that that mccraw decided to invite abusing over considering that russia was indeed kicked out of the race after its annexation of crimea from ukraine crane five years ago. What is the message mcroy story into sent by inviting in over to be that constructive force no joy integrate some goodwill yeah definitely he's not reintegrating <hes> russia in in the g. seven obviously but is pushing russia back in the game and the the hope is that it can play a positive role in in situation where the the the west is also had implicated like a crane obviously as i i said before iran so the messages francis let's say kind of foot different attitude than trump who thinks the solution genie's sanctions sanctions on russia sanction on iran so it's kind of another way but i think the and michael himself the french are not naive. I mean it's not because you talk with putin that permits will be solved but <hes> at least <hes> it's <hes> it's a it's a it's an attempt. It's an attempt to patricia back in the game and to make it play a role considered positive by by the west. It's always good to try but do you think macro to have anything new to say to putin <hes> he hopes putin we'll have to him. I think <hes> wurley can you can you know there are sanctions against russia too so the one of one of the aspects which can convince putin to to move like <hes> to play a positive role in ukraine and <hes> to leave the sanction shen which have been <hes> an impact and economic impact in the country so it's not that my coins empty-handed also in russia's interests somehow to due to a piece the situation in ukraine for example. Do you think will listen this story a while this we will see i'm not sure it comes just announce snap and after one day <hes> but i'm sure putting appreciate the fact that he's been invited by france because again. It's one of his rare visits visit in a western european country. He has not been invited in the obviously after this creepy fair <hes> so is surely appreciates the fact that he's he's involved in some in a more positive dynamic with maybe the hope of lifting sanctions against russia exactly an you'd be remembered that when it comes to the question of eastern ukraine intentions between ukraine and russia it was partly france. Thanks to france that this major conflicts was ended back in the day was france and germany creating this deal yeah there was this minsk agreement and that's what they try at least to to save now because supposed to be a ceasefire fire between the korean regime and the eastern repairs like <hes> obviously supported by russia so <hes> this dynamic can go on. I mean if if also germany's involved in in the process what are the relations between france and russia like now. How do you feel these world. Leaders feel about. I saw at the moment complicated because the"