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Russia asks Israel to push US on holding trilateral Syria talks – report

20 25 12

Russia has asked Israel to push the United States to agree to hold trilateral talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Walla news site reported last week.

According to the report, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov raised the topic during a meeting earlier this month in Moscow with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid.

The report follows recent reports of tensions in the Israel-Russia relationship over policies toward Syria.

Israel’s freedom of action in Syria was seriously curtailed after Russia provided advanced S-300 air defense batteries to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces following a 2018 incident in which the Syrian army, aiming at Israeli jets, knocked a Russian plane out of the sky instead, killing all 15........

© The Times of Israel

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