Putin, Netanyahu discuss possibility of Russia pardoning jailed U.S.-Israeli woman


FILE PHOTO: Naama Issachar takes a selfie in Israel in this undated picture. Family photo/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of Russia pardoning U.S.-Israeli national Naama Issachar when they spoke by phone on Monday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

Netanyahu asked Putin last week to pardon Issachar who was sentenced by Russia to 7-1/2 years in jail for drug smuggling.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Tom Balmforth

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