Putin praises close dialogue between Russia, Israel


Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised close dialogue between Moscow and Jerusalem and offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his best wishes for the Purim holiday, TASS reports.

“We have been maintaining a very close and trust-based dialogue,” Putin said in Moscow addressing Netanyahu at a bilateral meeting.

Putin also welcomed the opportunity to discuss bilateral relations and exchange views on the situation involving Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).