Tuesday, December 22 telephone conversation took place between Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The press service of the Kremlin informs that the initiator of the conversation was made by the Israeli side.
According to this report, the two leaders discussed the situation in the middle East region, focusing on the Syrian crisis. Vladimir Putin, in particular, drew attention to the lack of alternatives to start an inter-Syrian negotiations under the auspices of the UN, and the continuation of the «uncompromising struggle with the «Islamic state» and other extremist groups operating in Syria», — is spoken in the message.
The parties agreed to maintain an active dialogue at various levels, including in order to further coordinate actions during anti-terrorist operation.
The press service of the Kremlin reported that during a telephone conversation they also discussed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. When discussing this issue, Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of practical steps aimed at de-escalation of the situation.
The report said that the leaders also exchanged views on the development of Russian-Israeli cooperation in various fields.
Note that the Israeli media reported on the meeting with reference to Russian sources.