Putin will not attend Holocaust commemorations in Poland - Interfax

Reuters , Tuesday 13 Jan 2015

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File Photo: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a meeting of the Security Council at the Russian defense control center in Moscow, December 19, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend Holocaust commemorations in Poland this month, Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

Sources told Reuters on Monday that Putin was unlikely to join world leaders gathering at the site of the Auschwitz death camp because distrust caused by the conflict in Ukraine has cast a pall on arrangements.

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