The visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to annexed Crimea moved from Thursday to Monday, July 20. This was announced by Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
He said the Russian leader in the Crimea will participate in the laying of the Navy ships on the Kerch plant “Zaliv”. Putin has postponed a trip on the Ukrainian Peninsula due to a “rough session” for the upcoming budget process.
Today the President (Putin – ed.) will work in Novo-Ogaryovo. Today he actually will start the budget process. Traditionally it starts in the summer. The President made the decision today to collect the first meeting, just a rough meeting for the upcoming budget process.
Due to the cancellation of Putin’s visit, the ceremony of laying new ships in the shipyard “Zaliv” in Kerch with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin postponed. About it reports a press-service of the plant. The reasons for postponing the event is not mentioned. Currently Zaliv work is underway on the construction of analogues of Russian French helicopter “Mistral” – amphibious assault ships of the project “Surf”.