Arms on Putin’s agenda before Pompeo meeting reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit a top military flight test centre and inspect new weaponry on Tuesday, hours before he meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Kremlin said.

Pompeo will visit Putin in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi for the highest-level talks between Moscow and Washington in nearly a year.

Ahead of the negotiations Putin will visit one of Russia’s leading military aircraft testing centres in the southern Astrakhan region, the Kremlin said on Monday.

‘The head of state will be shown aircraft already in production and prototype weapons,’ the Kremlin added.

During the Sochi meeting, Pompeo is expected to push for progress on arms control as well as the Venezuela crisis.

The two are expected to meet Tuesday evening, according to the current schedule…”

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