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Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

February 9, 2024, The Kremlin, Moscow

The President held a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council via videoconference.

Taking part in the meeting were 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, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov, and Minister of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Alexander Kurenkov.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: We discuss various topics in this group. Unfortunately, nobody has ruled out floods and wildfires, and must think about this in advance and do our best to minimise the impact. Let's talk about this today.

Mr Kurenkov, the floor is yours.


February 9, 2024, The Kremlin, Moscow