Israel decides not to move diplomats out of Ukraine to Poland

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

During a situational assessment Friday morning, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid decides that Israeli diplomats working in Lviv should remain in the western Ukrainian city and should not be evacuated, a spokesperson for Lapid says.

Irit Yakhnes, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in Poland, posts pictures with Israeli citizens who crossed from Ukraine into Poland to flee the fighting. The photos from Thursday night and Friday morning show smiling people, including on an almost full bus.

A bus of Israeli citizens leaving Ukraine for Poland in February 25, 2022. (Courtesy: Israeli Embassy Poland)


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