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Putin's first foreign trip. A place where he can feel safe

Putin's first foreign trip. A place where he can feel safe
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12:23 PM EDT, October 12, 2023

Russian media are reporting Vladimir Putin's foreign trip. The Russian dictator flew to Kyrgyzstan on Thursday. This is his first foreign trip since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant in March.

The President of Russia, who decided to cancel several international meetings due to the arrest warrant issued against him, may feel safe during his visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan, a country located in Central Asia, is not a party to the Rome Statute, which is the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court.

On Thursday, President Putin has planned meetings with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov. Then, on Friday, together with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, he will participate in a summit of countries that were part of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Vladimir Putin avoided international summits. That's how he explained it

The AFP news agency explains that at the beginning of October this year, the President of Russia justified his decision to avoid international summits by not wanting to "cause problems" for the organizers of these events. " - If I come, there will be political shows, political attacks - Putin said, expressing his concerns.

Additionally, the Russian president emphasized that he has a lot of responsibilities in his own country. - There's enough to do at home - Putin added.

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