Putin meets top European officials

  • Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in a reconciliatory mood after the two-day meeting with top European officials announced that Russia is ready to work with whoever is elected the new US President. However, he did offer a mild condemnation of IAAF’s decision on banning the Russian athletes from competing in the upcoming Olympics. Putin hosted a two-day meeting with the top officials of worlds biggest companies, Italian Prime Minister and the President of European Commission in  St. Petersburg to undermine the sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and European Union following the annexation of Crimea.