Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Yerevan on April 24 – the president will be attending the events commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey - will not harm the relations with Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to the question if the upcoming visit will impede the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline.
“These events cannot bring anyone any harm," Peskov said. According to him, Russia has a very strong partnership relations with Turkey based on a very strong mutual economic cooperation. “Our positions on many global problems coincide," Peskov noted.
Armenia, he said, is a country “we are linked to with myriads of various threads.”
As EAD reported earlier, Vladimir Putin will visit Yerevan at the invitation of his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to attend the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorations. By official reports, the two leaders will meet to discuss issues on the bilateral agenda, cooperation at integration unions, and relevant regional and international issues.
Presidents of France, Cyprus, and Serbia have also confirmed their plans to visit Yerevan on April 24.