Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
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Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko will hold a bilateral meeting on June 30, it will be held as part of the opening of the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Tver Region. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.
“We confirm,” said Peskov, answering the question whether negotiations between the two leaders will take place.
Earlier on June 29, the Kremlin’s press service announced that Putin, along with Lukashenko, would take part in the unveiling of a monument to a Soviet soldier near Rzhev on Tuesday.
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The Rzhev Memorial was erected on the site of fierce fighting on the Rzhev-Vyazemsky ledge of 1942-1943, according to the project website. The monument was made by sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. The veterans of the Great Patriotic War proposed to immortalize the heroes of the Rzhev battle. The monument is a 25-meter bronze figure of a Soviet soldier. It was erected on a ten-meter bulk mound.