Putin and Bennett exchange views on situation in Ukraine

Putin and Bennett exchange views on situation in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett exchanged views on Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement after the two leaders’ telephone conversation.

"Vladimir Putin gave his assessments of the negotiations and of the special military operation to protect Donbass," the statement says.

Bennett "shared his views on the situation around Ukraine taking into consideration his contacts with leaders of some foreign states and suggested some ideas about the ongoing negotiation process between Russian and Ukrainian representatives," the Kremlin said.

It is the sixth telephone conversation between Putin and Bennett since the start of the Russian Armed Forces’ special military operation in Ukraine. On March 5, the two leaders held a face-to-face meeting in the Kremlin. Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian president held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and on Tuesday evening, Putin spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron.