Today Moscow is to host a function on the occasion of the Day of the Fatherland Defender - a state holiday celebrated in Russia on February 23. Beside Russian leader Vladimir Putin, for the first time Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Leonid Kuchma will take place in it.
Nazarbayev is in Moscow on a working visit, while Lukashenko and Kuchma are arriving in Russia on Putin's invitation.
The four heads of state will also hold talks on the issues of further development of integration processes in the Commonwealth of Independent States, with bilateral meetings to take place as well.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part