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