Does Putin want to kill Zelensky? The answer finally revealed
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who met Vladimir Putin last March in the midst of war, made some startling revelations in an interview, reports The Associated Press.
The Prime Minister acted as a mediator between the Ukrainian and Russian governments while in office.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine last February, the former Israeli prime minister has been one of the only Western leaders to travel to Moscow to meet the master of the Kremlin.
Although the talks between the two leaders did not lead to a solution to end the hostilities, Naftali Bennett says it was necessary to cooperate with Putin, especially in a meeting that took place in last March.
In a long interview, he returned to his mandate. The war in Ukraine has been the subject of several questions, including the rumor that Vladimir Putin was seeking to kill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I asked him: 'what what about this rumor? [Mr. Putin], do you want to kill Zelensky?”
Vladimir Putin reportedly replied, “I'm not going to kill Zelensky.”
A few hours after his meeting in the Kremlin, Bennett reportedly contacted the Ukrainian president to advise him of the statements of Putin.
“Listen to [Mr. Zelensky], I just finished the meeting, he is not going to kill you […] I can confirm to you 100% that he will not kill you.
Among the other topics discussed with Vladimir Putin, the Israeli politician points out that Zelensky had promised him that Ukraine would not join NATO.
In addition, the Russian president reportedly agreed that Ukraine could still develop its army.
Recall that Naftali Bennett was Prime Minister of Israel for six months.