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MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria with permanent members of the Russian Security Council, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
"The meeting focused on the progress of the Syrian army in Eastern Aleppo and liberation of a number of the city’s quarters from terrorists," he said.
Apart from that, "participants in the meeting exchanged views on a number of issues related to the information presence of the Russian mass media abroad," he said. "They also discussed preparations for the presidential state-of-the-nation address to be delivered on December 1."
Participants in the meeting included Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, chief of the presidential administration Anton Vaino, secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, Russian president’s special envoy for environmental protection, ecology and transport Sergey Ivanov.