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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yeltsin Cancels Trip

COPENHAGEN () -- President Boris Yeltsin has changed plans and will not to attend next month's UN summit on world unemployment and poverty, Danish officials said.

Yeltsin offered his regrets in a letter to Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, saying his schedule is too full, Danish diplomats in Moscow said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry informed Denmark that Russia's delegation will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Yarov.

The summit would have been Yeltsin's first trip outside Russia since he launched the war in Chechnya last December.