Putin may address opening of UN General Assembly session in 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin may speak at the opening of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin may speak at the opening of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Two sources close to the Kremlin told Kommersant that Putin's "trip is being arranged" to New York at the end of September. A source close to the UN Secretariat confirmed this information to the newspaper.

"The Russian president is expected to address the session of the UN General Assembly, which will mark its 70th anniversary this year," Kommersant said.

The sources, however, noted that these are only tentative plans, promising more clarity concerning the Russian leader's visit in early August.

"Everything will depend on the international situation," they said.

In an interview with Kommersant, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, for his part, confirmed that the possibility of such a trip was being considered.

"A final decision has not been made so far. Attendance at a General Assembly session is one of the options under our consideration. In this case, it is not very important whether it is an anniversary [session] or not," Peskov was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

Most world leaders are expected to attend the opening of the UN General Assembly session this year, Kommersant said.

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