According to the Russian news agency TASS, Israel’s Ambassador to Russia confirms its preparedness to host a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
In an interview with TASS Alexander Ben Zvi said “Certainly,” when he was asked about hosting possible meetings between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents in Jerusalem. “However,” the ambassador stressed, “they (Putin and Zelensky) must make a decision.”
According to him, hosting the two presidents would be a “huge honor.” “We will be delighted to host such a gathering in Jerusalem,” Ben Zvi said.
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“What was done in Turkey may be done in our nation,” stated the Israeli ambassador, according to TASS.
Ben Zvi added that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Russian President Vladimir Putin keep in touch on a regular basis.
“They are, in fact, in regular contact with each other,” he stated. “I cannot say when their next [contact] will be,” the envoy stated.
Putin and Bennett have spoken on the phone multiple times since the beginning of the year.