Russia calls on Israel to halt settlement activities in Palestinian territories

MOSCOW, May 12 (Reuters) - Sergei Vershinin, a Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, called on Israel on Wednesday to "immediately" stop all settlement activities in the Palestinian Territories, RIA news agency reported.

Vershinin also said that Moscow called for the "status quo of Jerusalem's sacred sites" to be respected, RIA reported.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by John Stonestreet

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