Israeli PM Bennett in Moscow, Offers Mediation

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: The Kremlin, Moscow, via Wikimedia Commons)

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, Reuters news agency reported.

Israel reportedly offered to mediate in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation on February 24, Bennett has urged his ministers to “keep a low profile”, and to maintain a kind of neutrality.

Israel’s attitude disappointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky, who had repeatedly expressed his solidarity with Israel, even during the latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip last May.

Israel had voted on Wednesday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the UN General Assembly.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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