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1960 Failed in Paris

Eiesnhwer and Krushchev

On May 1, 1960 the Soviets shot down a US U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union and captured its pilot Gary Francis Powers. On May 16th President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Krushchev met in Paris for a scheduled summit. Krushchev immediately publicly attacked Eisenhower for the flight and demanded that they stop. When Eisenhower only agreed to suspend the flights Krushchev walked out of the summit and thus brought the summit to an end.