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Russia warns Israel against expansionist actions

May 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Activists gather in front of US Embassy to protest against the annexation in West Bank, on 15 May 2020 in Jerusalem [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Russia warned Israel on Thursday against expansionist actions, referring to the annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow announced it is warning Israel against implementing unilateral plans contradicting the international legislation for the settlement.

“Such expansionist actions by Israel could provoke a dangerous cycle of violence in the Palestinian territories, as well as to destabilise the situation in the Middle East region as a whole,” the statement added.

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The ministry reaffirmed Russia’s strong adherence to a two-state solution and called on all sides to refrain from actions that could provoke a new dangerous escalation in the region and hinder the creation of conditions for the resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

Moscow continues its work with the European Union, the US and the United Nations aiming to organise direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis in the near future, the ministry confirmed.