Russian President Vladimir Putin who is currently facing backlash from the western countries is all set to make his first overseas trip since he sent his troops for the Ukrainian invasion which may include meetings with two nations that will be based on some significant developments in two of these nations.
The trip will likely begin on Tuesday when he will first land in Tajikistan and then will head to Turkmenistan for a summit on the Caspian Sea nations, Russia spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
This will mark the first foreign visit for Putin since February when the war with Ukraine started.
He last visited Beijing in early February for talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping while attending the Winter Olympics.
He will hold meetings with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe and will visit Turkmenistan on Wednesday to attend the Caspian summit, Peskov informed the reporters through a conference call.
He will hold meetings amid the repercussions he is facing from European and west countries owing to the attacks in Ukraine and had to show that he is also eyeing some development, not just devastation.
The speculations are that he moved ahead after facing some serious consequences from world leaders in the G7 summit that was recently held. The leaders’ main focus was on Ukraine and US president had some grave thoughts on Russia.
Putin is also planning to visit the Belarus city of Grodno on 30th June and 1st July along with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the forum.
He has also accepted to attend the G20 summit that will take place in November in Indonesia but it’s not sure that will he go-in person or will attend it online.