18:40 GMT27 July 2021
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    According to Finland's top diplomat, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the city of Naantali in early July.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Finland expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the country in early July, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said Monday.

    "We are actively exchanging visits. President Putin will visit Naantali [city in south-western Finland] in the beginning of July," Soini said after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

    Earlier in the day, the Kremlin confirmed media reports claiming that Putin was to visit the country.


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