MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend this month’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, Russian news wire quoted his spokesman as saying on Saturday.
U.S. President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, will seek to gather global support for reforming the world body when he hosts an event at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 18, a day before he formally addresses the 193-member organization.
Speaker Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on Trump’s initiative
It was not immediately clear if Putin had planned to attend the event initially.
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