19 Mar 2018 19:50

Putin discussed Syria, Ukraine with presidential candidates - Titov

MOSCOW. March 19 (Interfax) - The situation in Syria and Ukraine was discussed at Monday's meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the presidential candidates in the March 18 election.

"[We] discussed both Syria and Ukraine and many, many issues. We tried to find common ground and see the president's point of view," one of the candidates, business ombudsman Boris Titov, told journalist after the meeting.

Grigory Yavlinsky made a very meaningful speech on the economy, politics, and other issues, he said.

"We talked about our country, elections and electoral system. We talked about the people who are effectively subject to illegal criminal prosecution. Many raised the issue of various surnames," Titov said.

The meeting lasted for over two hours.