Kremlin says Putin visit to Mariupol was ‘spontaneous’

MOSCOW, March 19 — The Kremlin stated today that President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Mariupol in Ukraine was “spontaneous” right after the surprise pay a visit to to the embattled port town more than the weekend.

“It was all very spontaneous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained to reporters, referring to Putin’s first excursion to the city considering the fact that the conflict began very last yr. “Movements about the metropolis had been not prepared both,” nor was his meeting with local citizens, he included. — AFP