Putin discussed with the security Council the situation in Syria and the growing pressure on Russian media abroad


MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has held on Friday operative meeting with permanent members of Russian security Council to discuss domestic issues, the situation in Syria and the problem of pressure on the domestic media in some foreign countries. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“There was a detailed discussion of the Syrian problem, especially the situation around Deir-ez-Zor, including the subject of yesterday’s talks [with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan] in Ankara”, – said Peskov.

“Touched on during the meeting are also the subject of continued and sometimes growing pressure on Russian media in some countries abroad. It was noted the inadmissibility of such actions against our media,” said the spokesman.

In addition, the President discussed current domestic issues related to socio-economic development of the country. The meeting was attended by the speakers of the Federation Council and the state Duma Valentina Matvienko and Vyacheslav Volodin, head of the presidential administration Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Director of the SVR Sergey Naryshkin.

According to Peskov, Putin on Friday in Moscow, where he had the night he returned from Ankara, scheduled a number of meetings.

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