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Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

April 9, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin held a meeting, via videoconference, with permanent members of the Security Council.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues,

Today we are holding a regular meeting of the Security Council.

We are seeing how the situation in the world is changing due to the spread of the coronavirus infection, due to the efforts to counter it, how it is affecting the global economy, industrial and transport companies and the power industry, to name a few.

Russia has also been compelled to take adequate measures in the current situation. This considerably affects the usual way of life for millions of people. But one thing must remain immutable. We must guarantee national security and carefully analyse everything that is taking place around us so that our national interests are reliably and fully ensured.

This is what we will discuss today.


April 9, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region