The Israeli Prime Minister said that he discussed with Putin the events in Syria

The Israeli Prime Minister said that he discussed with Putin the events in Syria

TEL AVIV, 10 Feb — RIA Novosti. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had held with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation, during which the declared “right and responsibility” of the Jewish state to defend itself against attacks from Syria.

The interview took place amid a sharp deterioration in the Syrian-Israeli border, where a day was shot down Iranian drone and lost Israeli fighter striking blows to the neighboring country under heavy anti-aircraft fire.

“Some time ago I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During our conversation, I reaffirmed our right and duty to defend itself against attacks from Syria”, — quotes the head of the government press service.

Both leaders, according to the report, also agreed to continue coordination between the military of the two countries to avoid conflict situations in Syria.

“We agreed that coordination… between our armies will continue,” Netanyahu said, adding that he had discussed the events of the last 24 hours with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

Local media had earlier reported that Israel appealed to Russia for assistance in de-escalation of tension with Syria and alert after a series of air strikes in the neighbouring country was considered a border incident is over.

On Saturday morning the Israeli military announced the interception over the North of the Iranian drone and attacked in response to base UAVs in the area of the Syrian Palmyra, in the face of anti-aircraft fire and lost on not clear while to the reason the F-16. Its crew ejected over their territory. At the end of the next, the second day of the RAID, the Israelis reported the destruction of 12 near Damascus the Syrian and Iranian military targets, including air defense batteries, in the absence of new losses on their part.