The leaders discussed current issues in bilateral cooperation and on the international agenda, including progress in talks on the Iranian nuclear programme.
On Benjamin Netanyahu’s request, Vladimir Putin provided an assessment of the processes occurring in Ukraine. The President of Russia pointed out that the sharp escalation of the crisis is the result of Kiev’s irresponsible policy, which disregards the lawful rights and interests of the country’s Russian-speaking citizens. He stressed the inadmissibility of the current regime’s use of armed forces to suppress public protests in southeastern Ukraine.
The leaders agreed to continue regular exchanges of opinion on issues of mutual interest.