According to Effie, which cited Russia’s Interfax agency, Naftali Bennett contacted Vladimir Putin to discuss the features of the Russian military offensive in Ukraine that they claim serves to protect the Ukrainian region of Donbass.
“Putin shared his thoughts on the outcome of the third round of negotiations, between a Russian delegation and representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, which were held in Belarus,” said a note from the Russian presidency.
According to the same information, Putin and Naftali Bennett agreed to continue the dialogue on these issues.
However, today the Prime Minister of Israel also spoke with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the Ukrainian head of state in a Twitter post, and thanked Israel for its efforts to mediate in the conflict.
Israel, which has close relations with both countries as it needs Russia to deal with Syria, is one of the few countries that has direct contacts with the two political leaders.
The Israeli prime minister was the first foreign leader to meet with Putin face to face after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government had publicly appealed to Israel to mediate in the conflict, as it doubted the effectiveness of negotiations with Russia.
In this context, Israel has already held talks with France and the United States.
In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine that left at least 406 dead and more than 800 wounded among the civilian population and caused more than two million people to flee to neighboring countries, according to the latest data. United nations.
The Russian invasion was condemned by most of the international community who responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and tightening economic sanctions on Moscow.
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