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Ukraine envoy informed of disappointment over Kyiv’s UN vote, Israel says

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk speaks during a conference in Jaffa, June 7, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni‎‏/Flash90)
Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk speaks during a conference in Jaffa, June 7, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni‎‏/Flash90)

After meeting with the Ukrainian ambassador to Israel, Simona Halperin, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s Euro – Asia Division, and Amir Weissbrod, the UN and International Organizations Division chief, express Israel’s disappointment over Ukraine’s vote to advance a resolution against Israel at the UN on Friday.

The UN Fourth Committee approved a resolution to request the International Court of Justice to “urgently” weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israeli “annexation.”

Both Ukraine and Russia voted in favor.

“It was made clear to the ambassador that this behavior does not reflect relations between friendly states, who share values, especially in light of Israel’s support for Ukraine in a range of important UN resolutions and in wide humanitarian relief,” according to a Foreign Ministry statement released after the meeting with Yevgen Korniychuk.

The Israelis also express their hope that Kyiv will change its position when the resolution is considered by the General Assembly in December.

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