December 4, 2015 / 4:09 PM / 2 years ago

Putin, Nazarbayev discuss coalition to fight terrorism: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, December 4, 2015.Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the creation of a broad coalition to fight terrorist groups, above all the Islamic State, during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.

Putin and Nazarbayev also discussed an economic association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which is to come into force soon, the Kremlin added.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe

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