Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to have an independent state

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Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to have an independent state

Russian President tells Arab League his country will fight to establish an independent Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

Despite international criticism over Russia’s own role in the Ukrainian crisis, Mr Putin was hailed last week by a St Petersburg Cossack group for his ability to “bring order and stop wars”.

In an address to the Arab League summit in Egypt on Saturday, Mr Putin spoke against foreign intervention in countries’ internal disputes and spoke of the role Russia can play in diplomatic channels.

While Russia openly opposes the stance of US-backed Israel on the Gaza crisis, its position in the Middle East is complicated…

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