August 28, 2018 / 10:35 AM / a month ago

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

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.

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

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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