Israeli PM leaves government meeting to talk to Putin

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 14:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left a cabinet meeting to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone.

Source: Netanyahu's spokesman in a comment to The Times of Israel; Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency TASS

Details: The conversation lasted 50 minutes. There is no information on who has initiated the conversation.

The Russians have so far kept tight-lipped about the conversation.

The Times of Israel reported that this conversation took place amid tensions with Russia.

Two days ago, on 8 December, Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, called Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip "crimes against humanity" during a meeting of the Security Council.

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