September 24, 2018 / 3:48 PM / 8 months ago

Putin and Netanyahu discuss S-300 deployment in Syria by phone - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Eurasian Women's Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia September 20, 2018. Dmitri Lovetsky/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had spoken over the phone about the deployment of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system in Syria.

Putin told Netanyahu that Russia’s actions were aimed at protecting its military, according to the Kremlin statement.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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