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Bennett, Putin, speak for first time

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with US President Joe Biden at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with US President Joe Biden at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since Bennett took office earlier this month.

The two leaders spoke about a number of diplomatic and security issues, according to the Prime Minister’s Office, including Russian assistance in helping to free Israeli captives and those missing. Bennett and Putin have agreed to meet face-to-face soon.

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