Russia marked, on Tuesday, what it described as "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people," with a statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The message, to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, spoke of Russia's link of "traditional relations of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation."
"I would like to reaffirm Russia’s position of principle with respect to a comprehensive, fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian problem on the universal basis of international law," Putin stated.
The solution, Putin added, should include a state based on 1967 borders as well as east Jerusalem as the capital. The state would "coexist peacefully with its neighbors."