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Meeting with the permanent Security Council members

July 20, 2012, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin held a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council.

Current issues of socioeconomic development of the country were addressed. Besides, the previous day’s attempt on the Tatarstan’s Mufti in Kazan was discussed. The President strongly condemned the attack on the spiritual leader and instructed the FSB and Ministry of the Interior to take measures to investigate the crime.

A detailed discussion also explored the problems pertaining to Syria in connection to Russia’s veto at the UN Security Council on the draft resolution supported by many western nations. Participants of the meeting stressed the inappropriateness of any attempts to link increased tensions in Syria with the Russian Federation’s position. In particular, the President stated that any attempts to bypass the UN Security Council will be ineffective and lead to undermining the authority of this international organisation.

Participants in the meeting included Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Council of Federation Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov and Foreign Intelligence Service Director Mikhail Fradkov.

July 20, 2012, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region