Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with west

Source: Washington Post

"On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be 'demanding' talks on Syria, the Ukrainian crisis and other thorny issues driving the rift between Russia and the West." (05/29/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/putin-set-to-visit-france-in-hope-of-mending-strained-ties/2017/05/29/66d16a32-443a-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_story.html