Israel and Russia agree to cooperate on matters of internal security

Israel and Russia sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on matters of internal security, the Public Security Ministry says.

The countries will cooperate on fighting violent crime and financial crime, combating illegal weapons trade and thwarting terrorism, among other things.

“This is a significant diplomatic achievement that will lead to increased personal security for the citizens of both Israel and Russia, and will strengthen ties between the countries,” Public Security Minister Amir Ohana says.

Minister of Public Security Amir Ohana at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the ‘Besheva’ group in Jerusalem, on March 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)