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Putin plans to visit Italy in summer

Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov said coul not "give any dates"

MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Italy in the summer of 2019, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters.

"Indeed, [the presidents] plans to make such a visit in the summer," he said. "I cannot give any dates but he plans to do it in the summer," the Russian presidential aide noted.

In November 2018, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the date for Putin’s visit to Italy would be agreed on through diplomatic channels. He pointed out that the invitation for the Russian leader to visit Italy had been mentioned during Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s visit to Russia on October 24, 2018.

Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano said later that Putin was expected to visit the country in the first half of 2019.

Russian Ambassador to Italy Sergei Razov, in turn, said that the embassy was working to determine the date and agenda of Putin’s visit to the country.