President Putin of Russia gave strong support to Palestinian President Abbas in his struggle to assert control over Palestine. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov bluntly said: “We firmly support you as the lawful leader of the entire Palestinian people.” However, Putin quietly let it be known he was willing to talk with Hamas leaders.
I sometimes with Putin was head of the United States. The man is clever and able to juggle several balls in the air without dropping a single one. If Bush threw one in the air he would drop it.