President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, that “everything will be okay” for her daughter.

Israel has called on Russia to release Issachar who was sentenced by a Russian court to seven and a half years in jail for drug offenses in October.

The New Jersey-born woman was arrested in April last year after police found nine grams of cannabis in her bags during a stopover at a Moscow airport.

Putin, who is in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, made the comments at a meeting with Issachar’s mother and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more at Algemeiner