Meeting between Putin, Russian Security Council members involved exchange of opinions on current state of Russian-U.S. relations – Peskov

Dmitry Peskov file photo adapted from image at kremlin.ru/wikimedia commons

MOSCOW. Jan 27 (Interfax) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday held an operative meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council, presidential press officer Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.

“The meeting addressed current issues relating to the internal Russian socio-economic agenda,” Peskov said.

“It also addressed the outcome of the Astana negotiations, and also the prospects of further efforts in Syrian political settlement,” he said.

“The meeting participants spoke about the importance of all parties to the said negotiations agreeing on the impossibility of a military solution to the Syrian issue,” Peskov said.

“There was also an exchange of opinions on the current state of Russian-U.S. relations,” Peskov said.

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