Erdan releases video of him embracing Ukrainian ambassador at UN
Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan’s office sends a video clip to reporters of him embracing his Ukrainian counterpart Sergiy Kyslytsya in the General Assembly plenum ahead of an emergency session of the 193-member body on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Erdan’s office declined a US request to co-sponsor a Security Council resolution last week condemning Russia but is slated to support a General Assembly resolution to the same effect later this week.
Kyslytsya visited Israel a year and a half ago as part of a delegation of ambassadors led by Erdan. Kyslytsya’s mission co-sponsored the Israeli-submitted resolution aimed at combating Holocaust denial that was adopted by the General Assembly earlier this year.