Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet come up with a peace initiative to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; for this it is necessary to understand the positions of the parties, said the Russian leader’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“To come up with a peace initiative, you need to work it out with everyone, talk to everyone, you need to understand the positions of the parties. Therefore, the president has probably already formed a certain opinion based on the results of telephone conversations,” Peskov explained, adding that an exchange of views on the conflict will also take place with Chinese partners.
Peskov emphasized that they do not come up with initiatives for the sake of initiatives. According to him, the proposals are necessary to help the settlement, and for this it is necessary to “help get out of the state of a hot war.” “Therefore, relations between any countries will be welcome here. And Russia, as the president said, is ready to contribute its share to this process,” the Kremlin representative specified.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is long-standing and now a humanitarian tragedy is actually taking place, Peskov added. “Of course, these are all the consequences of more than one decade of neglect by a number of countries towards the Middle East settlement process,” he said.
The day before Putin spent telephone conversations with the presidents of Syria, Iran, Egypt and Palestine Bashar al-Assad, Ebrahim Raisi, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Mahmoud Abbas. The leaders of the countries unanimously declared the need for an early ceasefire and the establishment of a humanitarian truce for urgent assistance to all those in need.
On the same day took place telephone conversation between Russian President and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the Kremlin, the Russian head of state during the conversation condemned any actions that victimize the civilian population, including women and children. In addition, Putin called for preventing a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.
October 11, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani appealed to Putin with a request to assist in the issue of a ceasefire during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and finding a real solution to the Palestinian problem.
The situation in the Middle East escalated on October 7, when the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Iron Swords, which regularly attacks hundreds of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war. According to the latest data, the death toll during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has exceeded 4,000 people, more than half of them are Palestinians.