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Putin to Leave Russia for First Time Since the Ukraine Invasion

  • Kremlin announced a visit to Tajikistan planned on Tuesday
  • Putin may attend G20 summit in Indonesia in November

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Tajikistan on Tuesday and later visit Turkmenistan for a summit of Caspian Sea nations, his spokesman said, in the first foreign trip by the Russian leader since the invasion of Ukraine in February.

Putin will hold talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters Monday. He’s also due to attend the Caspian summit in Turkmenistan Wednesday, according to Peskov.