MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi discussed possible joint future energy projects in a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Tass news agency reported, citing the Kremlin press service.

There were no details on what projects were discussed. Putin also offered Renzi help dealing with the aftermath of Italy's earthquake, Russian news agencies reported.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)