MOSCOW, October 23 (Itar-Tass) —— The powerful earthquake in Turkey, which was felt in Armenia and other countries of the region, will have no effect on the program of the state visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Russia.
“There is no change in the program of the visit. It was not even discussed,” head of the presidential press service Mary Arutyunian told Itar-Tass. She is accompanying the president on the visit.
Sargsyan came to Moscow on Sunday. The presidential delegation said there was no quake damage in Armenia.
A quake of 7.6 points on the Richter scale happened in eastern Turkey on Sunday. The quake epicenter was located 35 kilometers northeast of Van. The quake nested at the depth of 94 kilometers. Some media outlets reported quake-induced damage. There may be people trapped under debris.