Putin praises Israel’s Peres for ‘courage and patriotism’
“I was lucky enough to have the chance to speak with this remarkable person many times. Every time I admired his courage and patriotism, his wisdom and vision, his ability to grasp the essence of the most difficult issues,” Putin said in a message of condolence.
“In our country he will be remembered as a staunch supporter of the development of friendly Russian-Israeli ties, having done much to strengthen mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation.”
The Kremlin said Putin also praised Peres for his “personal contribution towards achieving a peaceful settlement in the Middle East”.
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