Israel will continue trying to mediate between Russia and Ukraine even if success seems unlikely, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday after returning from surprise talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders spoke again by phone on Sunday, the Kremlin said, and discussed Bennett’s “most recent contacts with leaders of a number of countries”. A spokesman for Bennett confirmed the phone call. Bennett also spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron. On Sunday, Bennett also spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the third time in 24 hours.
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