UK`s Cameron, Russia`s Putin to hold talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold face-to-face talks this week, amid tensions sparked by the Ukraine crisis and Prince Charles reportedly comparing Putin to Adolf Hitler.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014, 00:27 AM IST

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold face-to-face talks this week, amid tensions sparked by the Ukraine crisis and Prince Charles reportedly comparing Putin to Adolf Hitler.

Cameron`s 10 Downing Street office says the two leaders will meet on Friday in Normandy, France, where both will attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

It said the talks would be an opportunity "to set out the importance of a dialogue between the Russian government and the new Ukrainian government" following last month`s presidential election in Ukraine. Britain opposed Russia`s annexation of Crimea and has accused Moscow of fomenting instability in eastern Ukraine.

During a visit to Canada last month, Prince Charles reportedly compared Putin`s actions in Ukraine to those of Hitler.