Russia’s Putin Announces Plan to Visit Israel in Jan. 2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, last Thursday. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he planned to visit Israel in January next year to inaugurate a memorial to World War II victims in Yerushalayim.

Putin also told a meeting with a Jewish charity fund on Tuesday that Russia is paying a “high attention” to developing mutually beneficial relations with Israel.