With relations thawing since the end of a five-year freeze on top-level contacts between Britain and Russia, Cameron also is planning to take Putin to London’s Olympic Park to see matches in the Russian leader’s beloved judo competition.
The visit by Putin, an honorary president of the International Judo Federation, will be his first to Britain since he was reinstalled as Russia’s chief in May and follows talks with Cameron on the sidelines of May’s G-20 meeting in Mexico.
Cameron will push Putin over Russia’s
refusal to back a new resolution at the United Nations aimed at helping
to halt Syria’s violence. Britain called the decision by Russia and China to veto a resolution two weeks ago “inexcusable and indefensible.”