October 18, 2016 / 11:11 AM / 10 months ago

Merkel, Hollande to talk with Putin about Syria at Berlin meeting - source

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference following the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in the western state of Goa, India, October 16, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Syria during a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday, a German government source said.

The discussion will take place on the sidelines of a meeting of the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine about the Minsk peace plan that was supposed to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Alexander Ratz and Andrea Shalal

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