Putin, Russian Sec. Council Discuss Measures to Boost Confidence in Baltics

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin met the permanent members of the Russian Security Council to discuss a number of issues, including measures aimed at strengthening confidence in the Baltic region.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin met the permanent members of the Russian Security Council on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, including measures aimed at strengthening confidence in the Baltic region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"Today President Vladimir Putin held a session of the Security Council with its permanent members… The conversation was quite intense, the international problems were discussed, there was an exchange of views on the issues related to the strengthening of confidence in the skies over the Baltic [region]," Peskov told reporters.

He added that the president along with the members of the Security Council had also discussed issues related to possible contacts within the framework of the Russia-NATO Council.

According to Peskov, recent developments in Syria were also on the agenda of the meeting, as the Russian Aerospace Forces operation against terrorists continued in the country.

The Kremlin spokesman did not disclose any details on the status of the operation.

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