Russia’s Putin to visit Finland on July 27

By Reuters - July 19, 2017
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, July 8, 2017. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Reuters / Pool photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, July 8, 2017. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Reuters / Pool photo)

HELSINKI — Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will visit Finland on July 27 to discuss international and bilateral issues with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, Niinisto’s office said on Wednesday.

The visit coincides with the 100th anniversary year of Finland‘s independence from Russia.

Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl.