What was Putin’s New Year’s greeting to PM Netanyahu and the Israel people
The Kremlin published on its official website Wednesday Christmas and New Year’s greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin to numerous other heads of state.
In his message to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Putin noted with satisfaction that Russian-Israeli relations have “retained their positive dynamics,” even improving in the last year.
Putin added that these positive dynamics are an expression of “his resolve to make every effort in the coming year to enhance the entire range of bilateral ties for the benefit of the people of Russia and Israel and in the interests of ensuring stability and security in the Middle East.”
Israel and Russia have seen an increase in cooperation over the last year, most notably with the establishment of a hotline to coordinate each country’s respective activities in Syria.
Last week, Russia’s special envoy on Syria even visited the Jewish state to discuss Israeli interests with regard
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