Russian President Vladimir Putin and Energy Minister Alexander Novak held discussions prior to a meeting with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna. a Kremlin spokesman said on Friday.
The spokesman. Dmitry Peskov. declined to comment on whether Russia was ready to contribute to global oil production cuts.
OPEC resumes discussions in Vienna on Friday before heading into a meeting with non-OPEC oil producers led by Russia later in the day.