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Putin meets his Security Council to stress importance of liberating Palmyra: RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Nemenov/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of liberating Syria’s Palmyra from Islamic State as he chaired a meeting of the country’s Security Council on Monday, RIA news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Dmitry Solovyov

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