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Israel says Putin apologized for Lavrov’s offensive statement

Israel said Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized after the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said Hitler had “Jewish blood”.

“Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke today with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Prime Minister made a humanitarian request to the President (Putin) to consider various options for evacuating civilians from Azovstal to Mariupol.

The request came as a result of Prime Minister Bennett’s conversation yesterday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Israel says Putin apologized for Lavrov's offensive statement
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President Putin promised to allow the evacuation of civilians, including injured civilians, through a UN and Red Cross humanitarian corridor.

The two discussed the statements of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. The Prime Minister accepted President Putin’s apology for Lavrov’s statements and thanked him for clarifying his attitude towards the Jewish people and the memory of the Holocaust.

Prime Minister Bennett thanked President Putin for his wishes on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of the State of Israel,” the press office of the Prime Minister of Israel announced.

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