MKs Elkin, Edelstein arrive in Kyiv for parliamentary friendship visit

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

MK Ze’ev Elkin of the National Unity party and Likud MK Yuli Edelstein arrive in Kyiv at the head of a parliamentary friendship visit.

The two lawmakers, members of the Knesset’s Israel-Ukraine parliamentary friendship group, will meet their counterparts in the Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, as well as senior ministers and Jewish community leaders.

They are met at Kyiv’s train station by Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky, after landing in Krakow.

Both Knesset members grew up in Soviet Ukraine, Elkin in Kharkiv and Edelstein in Chernivtsi.

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen took a train to Kyiv last week, in the first visit by an Israeli minister to the capital since the war began a year ago.

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