On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged talks between Israeli and Palestinian forces, expressing optimism that the fighting,


which, in the previous five days, had already claimed thousands of lives, would not grow.

At all costs, it is imperative to prevent the conflict from getting worse.

because it will affect the global situation if it occurs," Putin stated.

"Needing to return to a negotiation process that should be acceptable to all sides, including the Palestinians," the statement continued

Concerned over "catastrophic" civilian casualties in the Israel-Gaza conflict, Putin

The disastrous US Middle East policy that disregarded Palestinian ambitions is attributed by the Russian leader to the outburst of violence.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has expressed alarm at the "catastrophic increase" in civilian deaths in Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The source goes on, "[They] have things in common, so it might advance.

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