Russian envoy’s meeting with Israeli official about Lavrov’s comments concludes

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The conversation between the Foreign Ministry and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov – in the wake of Russian FM Sergey Lavrov’s comments about Adolph Hitler having Jewish origins – wraps up in Jerusalem, an Israeli official tells The Times of Israel.

“Our message was made clear by the [Foreign Ministry’s] Eurasia director, Gary Koren,” said the official. “The two sides decided not to give any more details on the contents of the conversation.”

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid had said earlier that Viktorov would be summoned for “a not-so-easy talk.” According to the Foreign Ministry, Viktorov was called in for a “clarification conversation.”

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