September 10, 2018 / 9:45 AM / 10 months ago

Russia's Putin says Sunday regional elections went well

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint news conference with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia August 22, 2018. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that regional elections held in some Russian regions on Sunday in general went well.

He told a televised meeting with government and regional officials in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok that there were no major violations during the elections while second rounds of voting, due to be held in some places, was ‘normal practise’.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Christian Lowe

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