Crimean leader in Delhi during Putin visit; may be a thorn in Obama’s side in Jan

Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region.

By: Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2014 12:39 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. French President Francois Hollande met with Russia's Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France's decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool) Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool)

The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks.

Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western sanctions against Russia, but the informal meeting may prove an irritant before President Barack Obama visit India in January.

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    Jayant K
    Dec 11, 2014 at 10:58 am
    Indian newsmedia has no originality. They copy and paste from Western news sources and are very subservient to the Americans...
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      Mahender Goriganti
      Dec 11, 2014 at 8:06 am
      This story is exact same as I read on other papers. What is new or news?? In any case we got do do what we have to uninfluenced by the new friends if any; are yet to be tested as to their integrity and trustworthiness. So for only lip service when it came to stan over the 60 years to date as to terrorism as well.
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