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Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia is still on agenda of the Russian leader, RF Ambassador to Armenia Vyacheslav Kovalenko told media, Thursday.
"The President of Russia is to arrive in Armenia," the Ambassador said without mentioned any specific date of the visit.
Earlier talking to ArmInfo, Konstantin Zatoulin, Director of the CIS Institute, a member of Yedinaya Rossia Party, announced that Vladimir Putin would arrive in Armenia on September 17 on sidelines of the CSTO CRRF joint exercises. However, the visit did not take place. In response, the official Yerevan just declared that it did not announce the visit of the Russian president to Yerevan.
"It was Konstantin Zatoulin who told media about that," Tigran Balayan, Spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, told ArmInfo.
Later, Zatulin explained ArmInfo that Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia was postponed as Moscow did not want to poison the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations even more especially in the context of the situation on extradition and pardoning of Ramil Safarov. Zatulin assured ArmInfo that Putin will visit Armenia by the end of the year.