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Russia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Russia officially announced that it recognizes western Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in an unexpected announcement Thursday.

“We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state. At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said in a statement.

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