Putin will attend the wedding before meeting with Merkel
MOSCOW, 16 Aug — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin August 18, plans to attend the wedding of Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneissl, was confirmed by press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“Yes, will call on the way to Berlin,” he said.
Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, for his part, explained that Kneisl Putin invited to his wedding when he was visiting Vienna in early June, and now in connection with the trip to Berlin the Russian leader had such an opportunity.
“We’ll drop by and congratulate,” — said Ushakov.
Earlier that Putin will attend the wedding Kneisl, said the influential Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung. The ceremony will be held in a vineyard in the South of Styria.
According to the newspaper, the arrival of the Russian leader are preparing the Austrian security forces, including special forces “Cobra”, which has already had several detailed conversations with the bride and groom on the topic of security.