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Kremlin says President, General Staff chief discussed special operation situation

According to Russian President Spokesman, Putin spoke with Gerasimov separately "for quite a while"

MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov discussed the situation in the zone of the special military operation for quite a while in the headquarters of the special operation in Rostov-on-Don, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Sunday.

"The work is underway round the clock in the headquarters of the special military operation, with reports delivered several times during the day. The president [participated] in one of such report sessions. <…> After listening to reports he spoke with Gerasimov separately for quite a while," he said.

Peskov noted that the trip to the headquarters in Rostov-on-Don was not planned earlier. "The trip was not planned either through the administration, or through any special services, or through the defense ministry," he said.