Putin, Netanyanu discuss situation in Syria by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had a phone conversation on Friday to discuss the situation in Syria, the Kremlin press service reported.

"The two men continued the constructive dialogue started in Sochi and discuss vital issues of bilateral relations, and also the situation in Syria and around d it," the report says.

According to earlier reports, the situation in the Golan Heights has aggravated.

The Austrian authorities have announced their plans to withdraw 377 peacekeepers from there.

Putin said earlier on Friday Russia is ready to replace the British peacekeepers in the Golan Heights if the UN agrees and if the countries of the region are interested in that.

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