Hollande will host President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday after separate talks at the Elysée Palace before the 70th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings in Normandy the next day. But because of the tensions over Ukraine between
the US and Russian leaders – who are not scheduled to hold talks – two consecutive dinners are to be held in order to keep the politically
estranged leaders apart.
I guess it beats being with Vlad and peering into his soul.
Something Hollande is evidently quite good at…or at least claiming to be.