Putin set to join ranks of world leaders staying away from COP26

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to attend the upcoming COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Wednesday. Putin had previously confirmed his participation in the COP26 summit, which is scheduled from October 31 to November 12, but had left open whether he would travel in person to the event or join by video. On Tuesday the Kremlin announced that Putin would be participating in the G20 summit in Rome at the end of October via video link. There were repeated references to the coronavirus situation, which has escalated dramatically in …

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