Putin, Netanyahu to Discuss ME

Putin, Netanyahu to Discuss MEPutin, Netanyahu to Discuss ME

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the situation in the Middle East next week, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday.

"This will be a businesslike sincere conversation of the two leaders," he told TASS.

Ushakov said Putin and Netanyahu "meet quite often and have telephone conversations."

Netanyahu’s office announced on Thursday the prime minister’s plans to visit Moscow next week to discuss with Putin "the deployment of Russian forces in Syria."

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists earlier on Friday that Russia will consider Syria’s request to send troops if Damascus asks for it, but it is hard to talk about hypothetically.

Peskov also said that Turkish and Palestinian leaders Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mahmoud Abbas could visit Moscow next week.