Putin, Bennett discuss Ukraine over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday to discuss the Ukrainian situation and also the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov voiced in an interview with Italian media, according to TASS News. 

According to a statement released by the press office of the Israeli Prime Minister, "Bennett and Putin discussed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statements" during their telephone conversation.

"The prime minister has accepted Putin’s apologies for Lavrov’s words and thanked the president for explaining his attitude toward Jewish people and the commemoration of Holocaust victims," the statement reads. 

The statement also noted that Bennett thanked Putin for his greetings extended on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Independence Day in Israel.

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