“According to Hebrew media reports on Monday, Israeli officials believe the release of Issachar from Russian prison is all but agreed upon”

Putin to meet mother of Israeli backpacker imprisoned in Russia – Kremlin
by Staff
January 22, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the mother of jailed backpacker Naama Issachar while in Israel for the World Holocaust Forum, a senior Kremlin official told the Russian business daily Vedomosti on Wednesday. Issachar was sentenced by Russia to 7.5 years in prison after 9.5 grams of marijuana were found in her luggage during a layover in a Moscow airport in April. Putin’s foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov told Vedomosti that Putin will meet Issachar’s mother Yaffa during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday. READ MORE

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