Bennett Speaks With Putin, Offers To Mediate Between Russia & Ukraine

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on October 22, 2021. (Kobi Gideon / GPO)

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israeli media reported early Sunday afternoon.

Bennett expressed his concern about the situation in Ukraine and the escalating humanitarian crisis and Putin responded that he is ready for negotiations.

Putin told Bennett that a Russian delegation is in the city of Gomel in Belarus and is ready to hold negotiations with Ukraine but Kyiv refused the offer.

Bennett, who had been asked by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy several times to mediate with Russia, offered to negotiate between the two countries.

Zelesnkky did not reject negotiations with Russia but refused to hold them in Belarus as he said he’s only willing to hold talks in neutral territory, in a country where rockets are not being fired from into Ukrainian territory, saying that the Russian move of sending a delegation to Belarus is a manipulation.

Putin and Bennett agreed to stay in close contact, an Israeli official said.

Following the conversation, the Kremlin issued a statement saying that Putin told Bennett that he wants to hold negotiations with Ukraine in Belarus and Bennett offered to mediate.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

3 COMMENTS

  1. It is too bad that sleepy joe is too senile to host or/& participate in such a meeting, & that Kamala is far too incompetent to get involved in such a meeting.
    Of-course Boris could host & mediate the meeting at 10 Downing Street, as could King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace on Dam Square, or even Macron if not too tied up in his fast approaching elections.

  2. Sooner or later President Donald Trump is going be out there mediating between Ukraine & Russia, and assuming INS doesn’t admit putin into USA so that meeting cannot be held at Mar-a-Lago , President Donald Trump shall fly to Europe, to broker a deal & solve this escalation.