Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off for Russia from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Before boarding his plane, Netanyahu stopped to explain the purpose of the trip: «I am now leaving for an important meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meetings between us are always important and this one is... Еще especially so. In light of what is currently happening in Syria, it is necessary to ensure the continued coordination between the Russian military and the IDF,» he said. The trip comes a day after US President Donald Trump announced the American withdrawal of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, and following Tuesday's Israeli reports of irregular Iranian activity in Syria, which put Israeli forces on high alert. Netanyahu is also attending the 2018 Victory Day Parade at Moscow's Red Square, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War.