Foreign Minister Cohen to speak with his Ukrainian counterpart this week

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, December 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, December 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is scheduled to speak by phone on Thursday with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, a Foreign Ministry source confirms to The Times of Israel.

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry informed Israel earlier today that Kuleba was willing to go ahead with the conversation, saying that he could not return an answer until now because he was on vacation, according to the Israeli source.

After Cohen irked Kyiv last week by taking a call from Russian FM Sergey Lavrov and saying Israel would “talk less” about Moscow’s invasion of its Western neighbor, Ukrainian sources raised doubts as to whether Kuleba would want to speak with Cohen.

Cohen is looking into ways to keep Israel’s humanitarian aid flowing to Kyiv without a state budget for 2023.

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