Putin discusses Syrian issue with French President

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have held a telephone conversation, discussing the Syria issue, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

According to the statement, the two presidents “thoroughly discussed the Syria issue in light of agreements to form a constitutional committee that the leaders of Russia, Turkey, German and France had reached in Istanbul on October 27, 2018.” Putin and Macron also exchanged views “on the domestic crisis in Ukraine, taking into consideration the provocation Kiev staged in the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2018.”

Besides, the presidents of Russia and France wished each other a happy new year, the Kremlin press service added.