MOSCOW, YEREVAN–Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend ceremonies marking 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Kremlin reported Thursday.
“Yes, he will fly to Yerevan,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Agence France Presse, adding the Russian leader had discussed the issue with his President Serzh Sarkisian by telephone on Thursday.
Sarkisian and Putin also discussed key elements of Armenian-Russian partnership and exchanged views on further development of integration processes as part of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, the Armenian President’s press service reported.
The two also touched on peaceful nuclear energy and oil and gas industry.
Sarkisian also said he would participate in event marking the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.