PARIS: French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday that President Francois Hollande will take into account the situation in Syria’s Aleppo when deciding whether to see his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he visits Paris on Oct. 19
Ayrault also told France Inter radio that he will ask the international court of justice to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.
“We do not agree with what Russia is doing, bombarding Aleppo. France is committed as never before to saving the population of Aleppo,” Ayrault said.
“If the President decides (to see Putin), this will not be to trade pleasantries,” he added.