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Putin and Macron discuss formation of Syrian constitutional committee, Ukraine's provocation in Kerch Strait - Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

"The sides discussed the Syrian settlement problem in detail, primarily in the context of the agreements on forming the constitutional committee that were reached following the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Germany, and France in Istanbul on October 27, 2018," it said.

"They also continued exchanging opinions on the internal Ukrainian crisis in light of the Ukrainian provocation in the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2018," the press service said.

The presidents also exchanged New Year greetings.

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