Cameron to hold talks with Putin at judo match

Print version
July 26, 2012, 1:15 p.m. | World — by Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
© AP

Associated Press

Associated Press

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron says he plans to hold talks with Russia President Vladimir Putin next week at an Olympic judo match. 

Cameron confirmed Thursday that Putin would attend the Olympics — despite earlier doubts over whether he planned to visit the Summer Games.

Putin is a former judo competitor and a devotee of the sport.

Cameron last year used a visit to Moscow to end a freeze on top-level links following the 2006 poisoning death of dissident ex-Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko in London. On his deathbed, Litvinenko accused Putin of ordering his killing.

However, Britain last week described Russia's veto of a U.N. resolution on Syria as "inexcusable and indefensible."

Cameron is expected to press Putin over ending violence in Syria, and to discuss efforts to boost trade. 

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.