On the agenda were various matters related to implementing the Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, delivered the day before, as part of the work to draft the list of relevant instructions.
The situation in Syria was also on the agenda. The participants exchanged views on continued work to identify and cut off terrorists’ financing sources.
Following on Mr Putin’s recent working trip to Crimea, the meeting participants also discussed continued work on putting in place an energy bridge as part of the efforts to restore normal power supply after Kiev stopped fulfilling its contractual obligations on electricity supply to the region.
Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev, and permanent member of the Security Council Boris Gryzlov.