Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wanted to come to Israel as a sign of solidarity, but the Israeli side made him understand that “now is not the right time” for the visit. About it writes Ynet portal.
It is alleged that Zelensky was going to visit Israel together with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. At the same time, the Israeli authorities have not ruled out the possibility of a visit by the Ukrainian leader in the future, the portal notes.
The aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict began on October 7 with an attack by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip on Israel and retaliatory strikes by the Israeli army on the strip. The situation in Gaza has been the subject of numerous diplomatic talks and visits, including Blinken’s Oct. 12 trip. Four days later, on October 16, the US Secretary of State returned to Israel after visiting several Arab countries.
About Zelensky’s plans to visit Israel on October 11 reported Axios, citing sources among officials in Ukraine and Israel. According to the publication, Kyiv sent an official request to the office of the Prime Minister of Israel with a request to coordinate the visit. At that time, the negotiations were preliminary, and the date of the visit had not been agreed upon, the interlocutors noted.