"With Russia, France has a major disagreement on Syria and the Russia veto on the French resolution at the UN Security Council has prevented the cessation of bombings and enablement of a truce. France and Spain had put forward the resolution".
Putin's trip to Paris envisaged the opening of a Russian cultural centre and an exhibition, but the French side had revised the program, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
President Francois Hollande said at the weekend he was unsure whether it was useful or necessary to see Putin.
"There were contacts between the Kremlin and the Elysee this morning to offer to Putin a working visit on Syria, but excluding all other events that President Hollande could have taken part in", the source said.
Putin was scheduled to visit Paris October 19. "I'm ready to meet President Putin if we can make progress on peace". "What I tell them, is that these populations are populations that are today victims of war crimes and those who commit those acts will have to pay for their responsibility in front of the International Criminal Court".
"Russia and its president aren't facing anything of the kind".
Around 20 airstrikes, including cluster munitions and bunker-busting bombs, hit seven neighborhoods in the besieged eastern parts of the city, according to an activist with the Aleppo Media Center (AMC).
Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group told Reuters.
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Assad's Russian allies have meanwhile built up its forces in Syria after a brief ceasefire collapsed last month. Syrian pro-government forces are also conducting a ground offensive into the rebel-held districts, advancing slowly in the north, east and south of the city.
It has been accused of using chemical weapons, such as chlorine gas, on the population there, an allegation that Syria and Russian Federation deny.
Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
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Hollande also said that those behind the bombardment of Aleppo - alluding to Syria and Russian Federation - should be held accountable in the International Criminal Court.
In his own country, a French visit would look weak, and that's the most important thing to him, Robertson added. "It could also seriously affect Russia's image".
It was the fifth time that Russian Federation used its veto to block United Nations action to end the five-year war in Syria that has sent millions fleeing and triggered the biggest migration crisis in Europe since World War II. Putin is set to meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the two push.