Moscow resents mediation over Ukraine, especially an Israeli one
The director of Al Mayadeen's office in Moscow reveals that Russia's resentment of "Israel" is caused by it giving a nationalistic and religious character to the events.
On Sunday, the director of Al Mayadeen's office in Moscow said that he "received a military report from the front that talks about Israeli field maps" which suggest that Moscow has not made significant progress in the field.
He said that contrary to Israeli claims, "Israel's" relations with Russia are no longer "exceptional", explaining that Russia’s discontent with the occupation is caused by painting the events with nationalist and religious overtones.
The Kremlin noted that the only mediation should be pressure on Kiev to implement the Russian conditions, stressing that the Kremlin does not need mediation because there are negotiations with the Ukrainian side, the director added.
He also explained that the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to Moscow to meet Putin was very brief, noting that Moscow is resentful of any mediation, especially the one offered by the Israeli side.
On Saturday, Israeli media reported that the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin issues of great concern, including the negotiations on the nuclear file in Vienna.
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett expressed great concern concerning the nuclear file in #Vienna during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir #Putin. #Russia #Palestine pic.twitter.com/YWEIvmRtBx— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) March 6, 2022
Israeli media had announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin refused Israeli mediation in resolving the crisis in Ukraine after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked "Israel" to play the role of a mediator.
Earlier yesterday, a source in the occupation government confirmed that "Israel" intends to join the list of parties that signed sanctions against Russia, if the crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate, Israeli media wrote.