Putin visit aims to show Moscow is a player in the region

22.06.2012                      02.Tammus. 5772

Diplomatie:

Putin visit aims to show Moscow is a player in the region

Official purpose of the Russian president's visit is to dedicate a memorial in Netanya, but talks with Netanyahu will center on Russia's support for Assad in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is straining his ties with the West, is scheduled to visit Israel on Monday for a short trip one diplomatic official said is designed to send a clear message to the world: Russia is a key player in the region that needs to be taken into account….