November 11, 2018 / 3:19 PM / 3 months ago

Putin talked to Netanyahu in Paris: Ifax cites Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of World War One, at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, France, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday, Interfax news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

The leaders, who attended Armistice commemorations in the French capital, met for the first time since the shooting down of a Russian surveillance plane in Syria in September.

The downing by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, after Israeli jets attacked a suspected Iranian arms shipment to Syria, caused a diplomatic rift between Israel and Russia. Moscow blamed Israel for the incident.

(This story corrects second paragraph to clarify the plane was not shot down by Israel)

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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