Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed by telephone the situation around the actions of the Israeli air force, who inflicted missile strikes on targets in Syria. This is with reference to the press service of the Kremlin, RIA Novosti reported.
“The Russian side expressed the hope to avoid any steps that could lead to a new round threat for all of the confrontation in the region”, — stated in the message.
In turn, the head of the Israeli government, said Putin about the “right and responsibility” of the Jewish state to defend itself. “In conversation, I confirmed our right and duty to defend itself against attacks from Syria,” said Netanyahu.
It is reported that the two leaders agreed to continue coordination between the military of the two countries to avoid conflict situations.
Earlier, Israeli media reported that tel Aviv has asked Russia to intervene in the situation on the border with Syria. In response, Moscow declared that risk the lives of Russian soldiers is unacceptable, and urged all parties to show restraint.
On the night of 10 February, the Israeli military intercepted an Iranian drone that invaded Israeli airspace from Syria. In response, Israeli aircraft struck “the Iranian targets” in neighboring countries. In response, the Syrian air defense system opened fire on the aircraft of the Israeli air force, the F-16 fighter crashed.