Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Putin Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday (20/11). AP/Alexei Nikolsky

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday (20/11). AP/Alexei Nikolsky

    TEMPO.CO, Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, in telephone talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has called for an end to Gaza massacre. "The Russian side stressed the necessity to as soon as possible stop armed confrontation," the Kremlin said, as cited by SBS.com

    Putin and Netanyahu also discussed bilateral ties and other issues that are of mutual interest. The call took place at the initiative of the Israeli side, Putin's office added.

    Previously on Tuesday, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, killing more than 80 people of Gaza Strip to date with no Israeli deaths so far. An official added that Moscow is deeply concerned about the tense in Gaza, particularly because Israel uses excessive force that threatens Gaza civilians.

    RINDU P. HESTYA | SBS