The President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has not yet arrived in Kemerovo. This was reported by the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering a journalist’s question.
As of 23:43 Moscow time on the Kremlin’s website, there was no information about the visit of Vladimir Putin to Kemerovo.
Earlier, the media reported that the presidential aircraft has landed in Kemerovo, citing data from Flightradar24. According to the information, the IL-96-300 on which the head of state usually flies, landed at Kemerovo airport at 22:48.
On March 25th, a fire in the shopping and entertainment center “Winter Cherry” in Kemerovo has killed 64 people , including many children. Many are missing, and unofficial estimates reach more than 300. As such, the tragedy constitutes one of Russia’s worst national tragedies in recent times. It is also the fifth fire (or perhaps arson) in the country in the space of 24 hours, including a 12 storey apartment block in Chechnya, where nobody was killed. The investigation continues.