Vladimir Putin arrives to Hrodna
Right after that, the highway to Hrodna and all apporaches to Hozhski fire ground have been blocked so that the Russian President's cortege could pass with no delays, informs s13.ru
Initially Vladimir Putin planned to arrive at 10.30, while the advancing plane with the Kremlin pool of journalists was expected to arrive at 7.30 a.m. The planes couldn't land on time due to the thick for. The plane with the Kremlin pool made several circles over Hrodna and finally landed in Minsk.
The official aim of the Russian leader's visit is attendance of the Belarusian-Russian military exercise "West-1013". During the visit, Putin will meet with Alyaksandr Lukashenka. According to Dmitri Peskov, Spokesman for Russian President, they will probably discuss release of Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner, among the other things.