President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, met up with Rabbi Berel Lazar and Rabbi Alexander Boroda to discuss Russia’s efforts on behalf of the hostages held in Gaza.
In honor of the ongoing Jewish Communities Union conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin convened a meeting at the Kremlin with Russia’s Chief Rabbi, the esteemed Rabbi Berel Lazar, and the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Rabbi Alexander Boroda.
During the meeting, the focus was on the activities of the Chief Rabbi in advocating for hostages held by Hamas militants in Gaza.
In his remarks, President Putin stated, “You know that after the escalation in the Middle East, Russia is doing everything possible to assist people who are held as hostages. Our Foreign Ministry is working through diplomatic channels with Hamas, and we have achieved some results. Of course, our primary concern is for Russian citizens, but not only for them – also for citizens of other countries, including the elderly and their families who have survived the Holocaust.”
Putin concluded with an assurance, “As I said, there are already some results, but I understand and know that we need to continue these efforts. This is what we are doing, and I wanted to discuss the details of this work with you.”