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Acting President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

March 17, 2000

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak praised the courage of Russian soldiers and officers who countered the forces of international terrorism in the North Caucasus. He also thanked the Russian party for the efforts to find hostages captured in Chechnya, including Israeli citizens, and to liberate them.

Vladimir Putin thanked Ehud Barak for his appraisal of federal forces’ actions.

During their conversation, they also discussed Russian-Israeli bilateral relations.

The conversation was initiated by the Israeli side.

March 17, 2000