January 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jewish Museum in Moscow. The Russian leader invited the Israeli prime minister to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East.
At the beginning of the conversation, Putin thanked Netanyahu for his visit to the Russian capital and called it symbolic – “today the whole world remembers the victims of the Holocaust.” (Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.) The Russian leader recalled that among the Jews exterminated by the Nazis were many citizens of the Soviet Union.
Netanyahu, in turn, noted the great role of the dialogue with Russia in ensuring stability and security in the Middle East and expressed confidence that this will continue.
One of the main lessons of the arrival of Nazism to power and its subsequent defeat, he said, is that this kind of evil must be stopped on time.
The Prime Minister of Israel thanked Putin for the invitation to hold talks at the Jewish Museum.
“This reflects our common struggle against the terrible evil that humanity has seen, and the huge price that my people and the Russian people paid in the framework of this struggle,” he said.
Netanyahu said that the exhibition devoted to the uprising in the Sobibor concentration camp made a great impression on him.
At the end of 2017, President Putin held talks with the leaders of Syria, Iran and Turkey separately as it pertains to the continued future of Syria. Russia has a multi-vectored foreign policy and as such includes as many relevant players as are willing to participate, in the Syrian question.