August 28, 2018 / 10:35 AM / 3 months ago

Russia's Putin to give TV address on pension reform on Wednesday: Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting on social and economic issues, including the pension system, in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia August 28, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to make a TV address to the nation on Wednesday on pension reforms, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Putin earlier said that any decision on reforming the pension system must be balanced and cautious, after admitting there had been a “sharp” reaction to the prospect of a higher retirement age from the public.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; editing by John Stonestreet

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