The Russian Government has affirmed this Thursday that the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, will “soon” pay a visit to Moscow to discuss with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the conflict unleashed with Israel as a result of the attacks carried out on September 7 October by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
“I can say that (Abbas) will soon make an official visit to Moscow, where there will be negotiations with Vladimir Putin,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, without providing a date and without the Palestinian Authority having commented on the matter.
Likewise, he stressed that Israel’s right to “self-defense” after the Hamas attacks “should not consist of the physical liquidation of a large number of absolutely innocent people who are in Gaza,” as reported by the Russian news agency. TASS news.
Bogdanov has also stated that the United States “is against” agreeing on a ceasefire, before highlighting that Moscow “has discussed with the political leadership of Hamas” the issue of the more than 220 kidnapped during the October 7 attacks in Hamas. Israeli territory, which left nearly 1,400 dead.
Putin and other senior Russian officials have defended in recent weeks the need to promote a process of talks between Palestinians and Israelis that would lead to the materialization of the two-state solution — which would mean the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders. and with East Jerusalem as its capital– to end decades of conflict in the region.
For their part, the authorities of the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Islamist group, have so far reported more than 6,500 deaths, including nearly 2,700 children, due to Israel’s bombings against the enclave, to which are added more than a hundred Palestinians killed in operations by Israeli forces and settler attacks in the West Bank.