YEREVAN. – The matter of whether or not Russian Federation (RF) President Vladimir Putin will visit the Republic of Armenia (RA) has become the No. 1 subject of discussion for quite a long time now, Zhoghovurd (People) newspaper reported.
“The EAEU [Eurasian Economic Union] summit is to be held in [capital city] Yerevan on October 1, to which the RF president shall also be present.
“However, according to the information circulated, Vladimir Putin has put a demand before Armenia’s authorities that if he enters the RA, he shall definitely visit his longtime friend, RA second President Robert Kocharyan [who is in custody along the lines of the criminal case into the tragic events that occurred in Yerevan, in March 2008].
“However, Zhoghovurd daily has learned from Russian circles that at this time, Vladimir Putin has decided not to come to Armenia,” Zhoghovurd wrote.