Russia(TNS) : President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The discussion focused on the critical situation in the Palestine-Israel conflict zone, in particular, the disastrous humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Vladimir Putin reaffirmed principled position of rejecting and condemning terrorism in all its manifestations.
At the same time, it is of the utmost importance to avoid such grave consequences for the civilian population while countering terrorist threats.

Russia is ready to provide all possible assistance to alleviate the suffering of civilians and de-escalate the conflict.

In addition, the parties expressed mutual interest in further cooperation on the evacuation of Russian citizens and their families, as well as the release of Israelis held in Gaza.

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to continue contacts.