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Putin acts to override Israeli, UN objections to Russian troops on the Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2013,
Russian BSF Marine Brigade landing
The Kremlin pointedly disclosed Saturday, June 8, that President Vladimir Putin had talked by phone to Binyamin Netanyahu Friday on the Syrian question. It was their third conversation in a month. In his first call on May 6, Putin administered a dressing down to Netanyahu who was visiting Shanghai on Israel’s air strike against Damascus the day before.