On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his view that the Israel-Gaza conflict highlights the shortcomings of Washington’s Middle East policy. During a meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Moscow, Putin emphasized the importance of establishing an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, describing it as a necessity.
Putin remarked, “I believe that many individuals would concur that this serves as a clear illustration of the failures of US diplomacy in the Middle East.” He underscored the need to implement the decisions made by the UN Security Council regarding the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state.
The Russian leader criticized the United States for attempting to monopolize the management of the conflict without adequately seeking compromises that would be acceptable to both parties. According to him, the Western powers did not sufficiently consider the fundamental interests of the Palestinian people.
A day earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also advocated for the creation of a Palestinian state as the most reliable solution for achieving peace in Israel.
The Kremlin announced that preparations were underway for a visit by Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to Moscow, which had been planned before the Hamas attack on Israel, although no specific date was provided. Moscow expressed concerns about the possibility of external involvement in the conflict, especially as the US had moved warships closer to its ally, Israel.