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Putin says informed Trump about Russia's actions in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his news conference on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Yuri Kadobnov/Pool via REUTERS

OSAKA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had informed U.S. President Donald Trump about Russia’s actions in Syria, adding that the two countries had maintained contacts about the Middle East nation.

Asked about his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Ukraine, Putin said he agreed that multilateral consultations should continue.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Edmund Blair

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