Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that Moscow appreciates Israel’s efforts on preserving the memory about World War II.
"For me, my colleagues it is very important today to be in Israel. We see your efforts, the efforts of the entire Israeli leadership on preserving the memory about tragic events of World War II," Putin said.
Putin has stressed that manifestations of xenophobia and antisemitism should be countered anywhere in the world, TASS reports.
"We need to be vigilant in order to avoid anything like this in the future and to counter any manifestations of xenophobia, antisemitism, regardless of where they take place and who they are coming from," the Russian leader said.