Photo of Vladimir Putin With Armed-to-the-Hilt Israeli Elite Commandos Released


A photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin with soldiers of the Israeli elite forces, who guarded his motorcade during the visit to Jerusalem, has been posted by a Russian journalist from Kremlin’s pool. As reporter Dmitry Smirnov, who has accompanied the Russian commander-in-chief during numerous trips abroad, noted in the caption, this is a traditional photo.

​According to him, this is the president’s trademark gesture of courtesy. At the end of 2019, Smirnov shared a similar snap of Putin, standing with commandos from Brazil, during his visit there and the caption: “A photo to remember.”

Although his visit lasted just one day, Vladimir Putin not only took part in the World Holocaust Forum, where he delivered a speech, but also had meetings with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. He also travelled to the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank, where he talked to President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas about the latest developments in the Middle East, as well as economic and political cooperation.

Sputnik / Alexei Nikolsky

Sputnik News

South Africa Today – World News – Middle East

Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.