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After Zelensky speech, Lapid vows Israel to keep aiding Ukraine ‘as much as we can’

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at a situational assessment on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Niv Musman/GPO)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at a situational assessment on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Niv Musman/GPO)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid thanks Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, following the latter’s Zoom speech to Knesset members.

“I reiterate my condemnation of the attack on Ukraine and thank President Zelensky for sharing his feelings and the plight of the Ukrainian people with members of the Knesset and the government,” Lapid says in a statement. “We will continue to assist the Ukrainian people as much as we can, and we will never turn our backs to the plight of people who know the horrors of war.”

Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai says: “Zelensky’s words pierce the heart. The Ukrainian nation was attacked, Ukrainian democracy was attacked, they are in great distress. We have the human, Jewish and Israeli obligation to help them. Our assistance on Ukraine’s borders and inside the country is impressive. We must also assure asylum for the refugees. We have done and will continue to do everything in our power.”

According to Channel 12 news, 119 parliamentarians and ministers who are not members of Knesset were on Zoom during Zelensky’s address.

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