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Putin to have busy day on Thursday — press secretary

April 22, 2015, 21:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 22 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to have a busy day on Thursday, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

After negotiations with Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, he will meet permanent members of the Russian Security Council and discuss Russia-EU relations by telephone with the Finnish president. He will leave for Yerevan late on Thursday," Peskov told journalists on Wednesday.

The Kremlin spokesman clarified that Putin would first meet de Kirchner vis-а-vis. The talks will continue in the expanded format. After that, the two leaders will sign joint documents and make statements for the press.

"The president will also meet permanent members of the Russian Security Council and may have an international telephone conversation. He will leave for Yerevan relatively late in the evening," Peskov said.

On Friday, Putin will attend commemorative events devoted to the centenary anniversary of genocide of the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Earlier on Wednesday, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that Putin was scheduled to have a telephone conversation with the Finnish president on Thursday. "Bilateral Russian-Finnish relations will dominate the conversation with the Finnish president. A decline in relations between Moscow and Brussels, i.e. Russia and the European Union, including exchanges with sanctions, will also be part of the agenda," Ushakov said.

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