Netanyahu: “IDF, Russian Military Coordination Delegations Will Meet Soon”

President Putin still avoids meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister after the Il-20 shoot-down in September. In a phone call Saturday, the two leaders discussed Israel's operation against Hezbollah tunnels and agreed to hold military-level talks on future coordination in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, said he spoke on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and updated him on the details of Operation Northern Shield and Israel's efforts to thwart the tunnel threat.

The two leaders also discussed improving military coordination in Syria. “We agreed that the IDF and Russian military coordination delegations will meet soon, hopefully in the coming days, apparently in Moscow. President Putin and I will meet later on. This is in continuation of the very important talk we had in Paris, in order to ensure the continuation of the orderly coordination between the Russian military and the IDF, which has been maintained for several years now.

“I told President Putin that we are continuing our policy: We will not allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria. We will continue to take action against the precision weapons in Lebanon, and we will complete the operation to foil the tunnel threat.”

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