Putin positively assessed the cooperation with the Israeli military in his conversation with Netanyahu
The Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the Paris conference of the UN on issues of climate change and discussed the bilateral coordination mechanism between the military of Russia and Israel.
“I note that you created on Your initiative the mechanism of interaction between the military in regard to the worsening situation in the region operates – and operates successfully,” said Putin, quoted by the official websiteof the Kremlin.
The Prime Minister of Israel agreed with the President of Russia, considering the interaction and coordination of military “success.” He stressed that in the battle against global terrorism involved more and more countries, and expressed hope that Russia and Israel will move on the path of cooperation “on the ground and in the air”, and it will be “not only military cooperation”. Putin noted that Moscow is satisfied with the development of bilateral relations.
In addition, the Russian President held a meeting in Paris with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, reports RIA “Novosti”. Meeting behind closed doors lasted for about one and a half hours. According to reports from the Kremlin, the meeting was planned to discuss the Syrian and Ukrainian themes.
Putin also met on the margins of the climate conference with U.S. President Barack Obama. Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the results of the meeting, said that Obama has expressed a regret in connection with incident with the Russian su-24 downed in Syria the Turkish air force.
After this incident, the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted to meet with Putin on the sidelines of the conference. However, such a contact “is not included” in the schedule of the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov.
The su-24 was shot down on 24 November, the Turkish air force on the grounds that he allegedly flew into the airspace of Turkey. In the defense Ministry claim that the bomber was over the territory of Syria.