Vladimir Putin arrives for visit to Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad

Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation

© APA | Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation

# 25 January 2024 15:43 (UTC +04:00)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Kaliningrad, APA reports citing RIA News Agency.

Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. Earlier today Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the visit was not intended to send a message to Nato. However, the Kremlin has said that “militaristic statments from Baltic countries” demonstrated there was a risk for Kaliningrad.

Tass reports that Putin’s itinerary includes visiting students at the university there, and a meeting with the regional governor. It is also reported that Putin will formally open a plant making solar batteries.