Ukraine’s president invites Bennett to attend event on Crimea

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky’s invitation to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to visit the Eastern European country later this year includes an invitation to attend a forum calling attention to Russia’s occupation and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, according to the Ukrainian presidency.

The invitation to attend the event on Crimea was not mentioned in a readout from Bennett’s office on yesterday’s phone call with Zelensky.

Under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who cultivated closer ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Israel refused to condemn Russia’s annexation of Crimea and sought to maintain a neutral position.

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