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Japan | Putin: Russia and US Maintained Contacts About the Middle East Nation

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.

Putin made his remarks at a news conference in Osaka, Japan where he came to attend the G20 Leaders' Summit.

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

Putin stressed that the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib was "under control".

Commenting on the Syrian regime attack on a Turkish observation post in Idlib on Thursday, he said he discussed the issue at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One Turkish soldier was martyred in the Syrian regime attack.

"As for our Turkish partners and friends, we work with them on a daily basis [in Syria]. We are aware of all the events taking place there and together we try to monitor them. We have discussed this issue and the situation is under control." Putin said.