Vladimir Putin calls Israel Conflict a ‘Direct Threat’ to Russia’s Security

Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin attends a rally and concert marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the Crimea region, at Manezhnaya Square in central Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

The escalating Israel-Palestinian is a direct threat to Russia’s security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday (14).

The proximity of the violence in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip to Russia “directly affects” his country’s agenda on security, he said during a meeting with the Russian Security Council.

Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu Agency quotes President Putin; “I would like to ask my colleagues to comment on the current situation in the Middle East, I mean the escalated Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This is happening in the immediate vicinity of our borders and directly affects our security interests.”