Russian officials said that a terror attack targeting an event earlier this week in Moscow was thwarted. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russia’s president, along with over a million people, attended the parade.
Putin and Netanyahu in Moscow, this week Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims that it was successful in thwarting a terror attack in central Moscow that targeted a ceremony in commemoration of the victory over the Nazis in World War II, which was attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Fox News reported today (Friday).
More than a million people, including thousands of soldiers, attended the march holding up photographs of their loved ones who were killed in the war. During the event, tanks, aircraft and missile defense systems (including the S-300 and S-400 models) were on display.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told TASS that a number of terrorist groups based in Western Siberia stored weapons that were intended for the Victory Day parade attack.
Netanyahu and Putin attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. During the ceremony, the Russian and Israeli anthems were sung. Before boarding his plane back to Israel, Netanyahu said that his meeting with the Russian president was “very important” and stated that “based on what is happening in Syria right now, it is important to continue the security correlation between the Russian military and Israel Defense Forces.”