"Earlier, Putin promised not to occupy Crimea, not to violate the Minsk agreements, not to invade Ukraine, but he did all this.
Make no mistake: he is a master liar.
Every time he promised not to do anything, it was in his plans," the head of the MFA stressed.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claims that at the beginning of the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised him not to kill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, writes The Jerusalem Post.
In an interview with Israel's Channel 12, Bennett, who headed the country's government in 2021-2022, said that he discussed this issue with the Russian president when he came to Moscow in March 2022.
According to the ex-prime minister, he asked a direct question about the assassination of the president of Ukraine, and Putin answered: "I am not going to kill Zelensky."
Bennett then asked the Russian president to give him the floor, and Putin repeated that he would not do so.
After the meeting, Bennett, as he claims, called Zelensky, who was hiding in a secret bunker at the time, and said that he was not in any danger.
A few hours later, the president of Ukraine released a video from his office, Bennett said.
The ex-prime minister of Israel added that all his actions were coordinated with the USA, Germany and France.
In March 2022, the British newspaper The Times reported that Uladzimir Zelensky survived at least three assassination attempts in a week.
According to the publication, two groups arrived in the country with the task of killing the president of Ukraine - mercenaries "PMK Wagner" and the Chechen special forces, but their plans were allegedly prevented by FSB officers who oppose the war.
In January 2023, it was reported that since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Zelensky has already survived more than 12 assassination attempts, some of which the CIA helped to prevent.