Despite the fact that journalists reported cancellation of the meeting, President Putin still appeared in St. Petersburg, and came to the meeting with Atambayev, Joinfo.ua reports.
Journalists were held in suspense due to the information that not Putin, but the governor of St. Petersburg met Atambayev and supposedly he will hold a meeting.
But in 2 hours Putin still arrived.
Dmitry Smirnov, a special correspondent for the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper comments on the event.
Meeting of Putin and Atambayev has started.
Judging by Atambayev's face, Putin has strong handshake.
Atambayev: Vladimir Vladimirovich himself has driven me around the area. I confirm – he is in an excellent shape.