During a closed meeting of the Normandy Four countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin was accompanied by his armed guard, who received accreditation as a member of the Russian delegation. Gordon media outlet reports it.
It is worth noting that people with weapons and bodyguards are not allowed into the negotiation room.
"One of Putin’s bodyguards received accreditation as a member of the delegation. And this huge man with a gun was sitting right in the negotiation room as a member of the Russian delegation," the statement reads.
Journalist Johan Fischer unveiled a video of Putin escorting six guards to the toilet during the Norman Summit in the champs Élysée in Paris.
So I’m counting 6 people accompanying Vladimir Putin to the toilet... pic.twitter.com/BjG5N5IpDR— Jonah Fisher (@JonahFisherBBC) December 9, 2019
As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky may have ended up "under pressure" from the rest of Normandy Four leaders, as Ukrainian, Russian and French Presidents, and German Chancellor met in Paris on December 9.