search

Israel’s embassy in Kyiv will temporarily reopen next week

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Israel’s embassy in Kyiv will temporarily reopen next week for the first time since late September, an Israeli official tells The Time of Israel.

There were discussions in the Foreign Ministry this week about permanently opening Israel’s embassy in Ukraine, but the security situation does not permit such a move.

Since May it has been periodically reopened for two-week stretches, though this time it will be open for 10 days. Three diplomats, including Ambassador Michael Brodsky, will work out of the embassy.

He and his staff work out of Warsaw, Poland when they are not in Kyiv.

With Russia stepping up its missile and drone attacks on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities in recent weeks, the embassy has remained closed due to safety concerns.

None of the embassy’s local staff have been harmed in the strikes, and Israeli diplomats are in touch with them daily.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.