Prime Minister of the Netherlands is not against the EU meeting with Putin, but he himself will not take part

Upon arrival at the EU summit in Brussels, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that he “has nothing against” a possible meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, reports TASS.

“I am not against the meeting of the two chairmen with Vladimir Putin, I myself will not participate in the meeting with Vladimir Putin,” he said, explaining that the reason is “the MH17 case.”

The Financial Times reported yesterday that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to invite President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to a meeting with the leaders of the EU countries.

According to the newspaper, the initiative was supported by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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