Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the dinner meeting in the format of "Norman Quartet" scheduled for October 19th in Berlin, because he was not invited, - writes Rosbalt, citing sources in diplomatic circles.
"The Russian leader will not attend either Paris or Berlin. It should be reminded that the meeting of the Russian leader with his French counterpart Francois Hollande was to be held on October 19th in Paris. However, it was cancelled due to the fact that Hollande insisted that the main topic of discussion would be the situation in Syria. The President of Russia seems not to go to Berlin either for dinner in the format of "Norman Quartet," - said the agency.
It is noted that Putin's trip to Berlin will not take place because "Angela Merkel didn’t actually invite anyone."
Earlier the Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had invited three leaders of the "Norman format" to meet for dinner on October 19th in Berlin.
"Mrs. Merkel has invited three leaders of the "Norman format" to meet for dinner, it will be held in the evening on October 19th in Berlin," - he said.