The Hamas terrorist organization offered Moscow a deal for the release of eight Russian citizens who were kidnapped on October 7 in exchange for the transfer of weapons to Gaza to use against Israel, Channel 13 News reported.
According to the report, Hamas is primarily seeking anti-aircraft weapons from Russia.
Israeli officials are deeply disturbed by the talks between Hamas and Moscow, which has supported the terrorist organization even after Hamas massacred over 1,400 Israelis on October 7.
Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech in which he spoke about the war between Hamas and Israel and the mass anti-Jewish riots at an airport in the Russian republic of Dagestan yesterday (Sunday).
"We see that instead of punishing terrorists, Israel decided to resort to the principle of collective responsibility," Putin claimed, doubling down on his support for Hamas. "These bombings cannot be justified."
"We must understand who is organizing the deadly chaos. Who benefits from it? The US is the main beneficiary of global instability," the Russian President said.
Turning to the riots in Dagestan, Putin asked: "Can the Palestinian people be helped by attacking people?"
He went on to blame the West and Ukraine for the riots, claiming that anti-Russian forces incited the mobs to attack Jews on social media.