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June 26, 2012 7:30 am

Putin Urges Two-State Solution During Visit with Abbas

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Vladimir Putin (left), President of Russia, with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. Photo: wiki commons.

Fox News/AP – Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday for what he said was a “responsible” position in negotiations with Israel, frozen for nearly four years, and said Russia has no problem recognizing a Palestinian state.

Putin also offered veiled criticism of Israel, saying unilateral actions — an apparent reference to continued Israeli settlement expansion on war-won land — is not constructive.

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