This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Israeli prime minister's office.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin called Prime Minister Naftali Bennett this Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

In their conversation, President Putin asked Prime Minister Bennett about his weekend in Sochi and thanked him for a good and thorough meeting yesterday.

President Putin invited the Prime Minister and his wife to visit St. Petersburg, ”the statement reads.

Earlier, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that during a telephone conversation he invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Israel.