Putin will arrive at the wedding before meeting with Merkel

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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on August 18 on the way to Berlin plans to attend the wedding of Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneissl, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. It was quoted by RIA Novosti on Wednesday, August 15.

“Yes, will call on the way to Berlin”, — said Peskov.

Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that during Putin’s visit to Vienna in early June, Kneisl invited the Russian leader for the celebration, and in connection with the trip to Berlin he had the opportunity to accept the invitation. “We’ll drop by and congratulate”, he added.

Earlier Wednesday, the largest Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, citing its sources reported that Vladimir Putin “will come to the wedding as an unexpected guest”. The festive event will take place in southern Styria amidst the vineyards, clarifies the issue.

On 18 August the President of Russia will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the meeting will be held at the Meseberg Palace near Berlin. Among the stated themes — the situation in Ukraine, Syrian settlement, the new sanctions.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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