7 Mar 2019 12:14

Putin, Russian Security Council address situation in Syria, including Rukban camp - Peskov

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council on Thursday.

The meeting addressed vital issues relating to the socio-economic development of Russia, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.

"Additionally, there was an exchange of opinions regarding the increasing intensity of the military and reconnaissance activities of foreign states near the borders of the Russian Federation," Peskov said.

"The meeting addressed the situation in Syria with an emphasis on the situation surrounding the refugee camp Rukban," he said.

"The meeting participants warmly congratulated Valentina Matviyenko on the coming International Women's Day," Peskov said.

The meeting was attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, presidential administration chief Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov, Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin, and presidential envoy on environmental activities, ecology and transport Sergei Ivanov.