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Putin to attend Genocide centenary in Armenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend ceremonies marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in April, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Armenia is hosting the commemoration for those killed by Ottoman forces in World War I in its capital on April 24.

“Yes, he will fly to Yerevan,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, adding the Russian leader had discussed the issue with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan by telephone on Thursday.

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