Putin arrives in Israel

Putin arrives in Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Israel for a visit. He will hold talks with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The visit is linked to the 75th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said.

The Russian president is expected to address a forum dubbed Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism. He will also take part in the unveiling of the Memorial Candle monument in Jerusalem and a ceremony to hand the Order of Courage over to the family of Leon Feldgendler, a hero of the 1943 prisoner uprising at the Sobibor extermination camp, TASS reported.