Netanyahu-Putin meeting/Photo: Roni Knafo and Shlomi Gabay, Editing: Amit Simcha
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday about the war against Hamas and the situation in the region.
The prime minister expressed his displeasure with the positions expressed by Russian representatives at the UN and other forums against Israel. Netanyahu strongly criticized the dangerous cooperation between Russia and Iran.
The prime minister also emphasized that any country that suffered a criminal terrorist attack as Israel experienced would act no less forcefully than Israel.
At the same time, the prime minister expressed appreciation for the Russian effort to free an Israeli citizen with Russian citizenship, and said that Israel would use all means, both political and military, to free all our abductees. Netanyahu is also Putin to exert pressure on the Red Cross in favor of visits and medicines for our abductees.
It is not only Putin's positions that arouse strong criticism in Israel. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said Sunday that Hamas' October 7 terrorist attack "did not take place in a vacuum." He said it was "unacceptable" to use the terrorist attack on Israel to "justify collective punishment" against all Palestinians.
Just recently, UN Secretary-General António Guterres made the same outrageous statement, saying that the Hamas attack did not take place in a vacuum.
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