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Putin, Security Council discuss Moldova, world markets — Kremlin

January 22, 15:25 UTC+3
On Wednesday, riots occurred outside the parliament in Moldova where the new government was endorsed
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MOSCOW, January 22./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed with permanent members of the Russian Security Council the worsening situation in Moldova as well as the situation on world markets, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

"Along with discussing current issues of social-economic agenda in Russia, they discussed in detail the worsening of political situation in Moldova," Peskov said.

"Besides, the session also focused on the situation on world markets," he added.

Attending the session were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the speakers of the upper and lower houses of Russian parliament, Valentina Matviyenko and Sergey Naryshkin, Kremlin administration chief Sergey Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev and his deputy Rashid Nurgaliyev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigy, Federal Security Service’s Director Alexander Bortnikov, Foreign Intelligence Service’s chief Mikhail Fradkov as well as Russia’s envoy to the Contact Group for the settlement in Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov.

On Wednesday, riots occurred outside the parliament in Moldova where the new government was endorsed. Thousands of opposition supporters stormed the building saying the cabinet was illegal. Later, thousands of supporters of the opposition Party of Socialists, Our Party and the Dignity and Truth (DA) civic platform staged a picket of the building.

On Thursday, the anti-government protests in downtown Chisinau continued. Protesters demand the resignation of the president and the prime minister and early elections.

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