Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia, likely next week, amid concerns that Russia could deliver advanced air defense missiles to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Kremlin confirmed on Saturday, according to AFP.
According to a diplomatic source, Netanyahu will meet Putin at his residence in Sochi on the Black Sea coast."The visit is currently at the stage of active preparations," AFP quoted the source as saying to Russian media.
The Wall Street Journal
reported on Wednesday that Israel had informed the United States a Russian deal is imminent to sell advanced ground-to-air missiles that would significantly boost Syria's ability to stave off intervention in the conflict.