MOSCOW, June 14 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian Security Council on Friday discussed the situation in Syria in the light of recent remarks from Washington as well as the socio-economic situation in Russia.
"Vladimir Putin held a briefing session with members of the Russian Security Council. They discussed the socio-economic situation in Russia as well as international affairs,” presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
"The conversation dwelt on various aspects of the forthcoming G-8 summit as well as on the situation in Syria in the light of recent remarks made by Washington,” Peskov added.
All members of the Russian Security Council, including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, attended the session. The two absentees were Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Security Council Deputy Secretary Rashid Nurgaliyev.