O Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met, for the first time since the start of the war, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The meeting, which was already expected, took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
According to the New York Times, when a journalist asked the Ukrainian head of state to comment on Israel’s position, Zelensky sent statements to the end of the meeting.
“We will see after our meeting,” he said.
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Earlier this month, Zelensky had already spoken to the Israeli Prime Minister about the difficulties in bringing Ukrainian refugees into Israel and also about military support for Kyiv.
The Israeli government has provided humanitarian aid and defensive equipment to Ukraine, but not offensive weapons, as Zelensky requested, largely to avoid antagonizing Russia.
Moscow is a strategic partner of Tel Aviv in the conflict in Syria, where Russia supports the government of Bashar al-Assad, and where the Israeli army carries out attacks against the positions of Iranian militiamen or allies of Tehran, the main enemy of the Jewish state in the region .
In addition to this meeting with Zelensky, Netanyahu is also expected to meet, on Wednesday, with the President of the United States, Joe Biden. The two leaders have not seen each other since Netanyahu’s return to head the Israeli government at the end of 2022.
Joe Biden has openly criticized in recent months the judicial reform project carried out by a government that he described as the most “extremist” in the country’s history.
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