Kremlin: Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow was urgent

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow had not been discussed in advance, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview on Rossiya-1 TV channel.

"This was agreed just three days before the visit within 24 hours. This was the Israeli side’s initiative and Putin was ready to back it, moreover that this coincided with declaring U.S. President Donald Trump’s initiative on the Middle East," TASS cited him as saying.

Peskov stressed that it was very important for Russian President Vladimir Putin to receive first-hand information from Netanyahu.

Netanyahu paid a brief working visit to Moscow on January 30.