Putin to Make First Foreign Trip to Belarus, Kommersant Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Belarus for his first foreign trip since starting a new Kremlin term this month, Kommersant reported, without citing anyone.

Putin, who decided not to attend the Group of Eight summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama this week, will visit China on June 5-7 after talks with the European Union in St. Petersburg on June 3-4, RIA Novosti reported May 11, citing an unidentified government official.

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