NEW YORK — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky begin their meeting with a handshake and a hug, before exchanging pleasantries.
Zelensky remarks on the size of Netanyahu’s entourage, saying, “You have a very big team. It’s very expensive.”
UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan says, “Many people want to participate.”
Zelensky shakes hands with all of Netanyahu’s senior staff, and has a brief conversation with Mossad chief David Barnea.
Zelensky brings a smaller team, including his Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and chief of staff Andriy Yermak, said by some to push a harder line on Israel.