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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

February 1, 2019, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the developments in Venezuela, the US intention to pull out of the INF Treaty and current domestic issues.

While on the topic of Venezuela, the meeting participants noted that the country should be able to settle the internal political crisis without foreign interference.

They also had an in-depth discussion on strategic stability and international security in the context of the expected US withdrawal from the INF Treaty.

The council members also discussed current socioeconomic development issues.

The meeting was attended by Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Dumas Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, 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.

February 1, 2019, The Kremlin, Moscow