Russia’s Putin and Caspian Fleet meet in Azerbaijan’s capital
Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTES PhotoThe Dagestan missile ship and the Volgodonsk minor artillery ship of the Russian Caspian Fleet arrived in Baku yesterday, one day before President Vladimir Putin’s historic visit to Azerbaijan, news website Vestnik Kavkaza has reported.
Officials of the Caspian Fleet and the Azerbaijani Naval Forces will have a meeting and Russian sailors will lay flowers at the memorial of Heydar Aliyev at the Honorary Alley, the website said.
The arrival of the forces coincides with Putin’s one-day visit to the country today, as the president is expected to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including trade, energy and transportation.