Chancellor Kurz Visits President Putin: "The situation in Syria is dramatic"

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: February 28, 2018; 20:50 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz traveled to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin. The focus of the trip was a working meeting with the Russian President, with whom Kurz discussed, among other things, the bilateral relations of both countries, the relationship between Russia and the EU, the Ukraine conflict and the current situation in Syria.

Talks with President Putin in Moscow on bilateral relations, Ukraine conflict, Syria and economic relations / Picture: © BKA/Dragan Tatic

Situation in Syria

Kurz mentioned the current situation in the Syrian conflict as "dramatic". "Russia can and should use its international position in world politics to stop the suffering of the local people. It is a terrible situation, and we have a clear expectation on the part of the European Union that Russia will fulfill its responsibility here and make…