Putin to take first overseas journey since February

The Russian president might be heading to Central Asia subsequent week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will go to Turkmenistan and Tajikistan subsequent week in what might be his first overseas journey for the reason that launch of the navy operation in Ukraine on February 24.

In Dushanbe, Putin will maintain talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. Negotiations and a working dinner have been deliberate for the 2 leaders, the Rossiya 1 channel reported on Sunday.

Putin and Rahmon already met final month, when the Tajik chief turned the one overseas head of state to attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow on Might 9.

The Russian president will then journey to a different Central Asian nation, Turkmenistan, the place the VI Caspian Summit is scheduled to happen on June 29.

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The occasion within the capital metropolis of Ashgabat will carry collectively the leaders of the international locations with entry to the Caspian Sea – Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

This might be Putin’s first time exterior of Russia since his go to to China in early February for the opening of the Winter Olympic Video games in Beijing and talks with Chinese language President Xi Jinping.

Touring overseas has been difficult for Russian officers for the reason that starting of the navy operation in Ukraine, which prompted worldwide sanctions concentrating on the nation and its residents.

A diplomatic scandal broke out earlier this month after Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Montenegro closed their airspace to the airplane of Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov, forcing him to cancel a deliberate go to to Serbia.