News ID: 209015
Published: 0948 GMT January 29, 2018

Putin to meet Netanyahu in Moscow on Monday

Putin to meet Netanyahu in Moscow on Monday
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Moscow on March 9, 2017. (AFP)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss regional issues on Monday.

According to the Kremlin on Sunday, the two leaders will discuss "Russian-Israeli cooperation in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas as well as some pressing international and regional issues, including the situation in the Middle East and in Syria,” presstv.com reported.

Netanyahu was quoted by TASS as saying that "strengthening coordination between the Israeli Army and the Russian armed forces on Syria, as well as a whole series of issues important for the security of Israel,” will also be discussed in the meeting.

During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats in their fight against Syrian government forces.

Back in April 2015, Netanyahu officially admitted for the first time that the regime's military had conducted strikes in Syrian territory. 

Damascus said Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country, while the Tel Aviv regime's military carries out such sporadic strikes against Syrian government forces. The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals to treat wounded militants evacuated from Syria.

Moreover, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from militant groups inside Syria.

   
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