Ukraine president asked Bennett to mediate with Russia, Putin said no

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Ukraine president asked Bennett to mediate with Russia, Putin said No
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett brought up the topic of Ukraine in his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, offering to assist in averting a crisis between the countries.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: JANUARY 19, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected an offer from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to mediate between him and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last year, an Israeli official confirmed on Wednesday. When it was made public in October that Bennett was going to visit Putin in Sochi, Russia, that month, Kyiv reached out to Jerusalem asking that the prime minister assist in mediation with Moscow.

“One of the things they suggested was a summit in Jerusalem,” the official said confirming a report on Walla. He added that the Ukrainians noted how “Israel has good relations with both Russia and Ukraine.” Bennett brought up the topic of Ukraine in his meeting with Putin in Sochi, offering to assist in averting a crisis between the countries. “When Putin said he wasn’t interested, the prime minister left it alone,” the official said. “After the Russian side said it wasn’t relevant, that was the end of it – there was no longer an option of Israel being a mediator.”

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