Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with permanent members of the Russian Security Council the situation in Syria due to the escalation of the situation in that country’s northeast, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

“Participants of the meeting thoroughly discussed the situation in Syria in light of deterioration [of the situation] in the country’s northeast,” the presidential press secretary said. “The sides also exchanged opinions due to the start of work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee,” he said. “It was emphasized that it is now important for everybody to avoid any actions which can present obstacles to the peaceful settlement in Syria,” Peskov said.

“Current issues on the Russian domestic agenda” were also discussed at the meeting, he added.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, head of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, and Russian Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology, and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

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