According to S. Asher
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.
The necessity of Bennett's visit is evidenced by the fact that the Israeli Prime Minister, an Orthodox Jew, violated Shabbat (Jewish day of rest) to fly to Moscow. According to Jewish law, exceptions can only be made in situations where there is a threat to life.
Bennett's trip was kept secret until he arrived at the Kremlin, where he spent about two and a half hours in talks with President Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier called on the Israeli Prime Minister to mediate in the current military conflict.
Among Bennett's escorts was Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin, a longtime Russian interpreter for Israeli leaders. He was born in Kharkov and still has relatives in Ukraine.
After talks with Putin in Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett briefed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the progress of the conversation. The President of Ukraine spoke about this in his official Twitter.
After the talks, Prime Minister Bennett flew to Germany, where he met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. A possible visit of N. Bennett to France was also announced.