26 Jun 2020 15:32

Lukashenko set to attend Rzhev memorial unveiling on June 30, to discuss cooperation with Putin

MINSK. June 26 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has confirmed his plans to attend the unveiling of a memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev on June 30 and has said he hopes for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"On Tuesday, next week. We are choosing the time of the visit. We are also choosing a moment to go and discuss [with the Russian president] certain aspects of other further cooperation there," the Belarusian state-run news agency BelTA quoted Lukashenko as saying.

As reported, the event is due to be held on June 30. Lukashenko was invited to the ceremony by Putin.