Ukrainian prime minister to visit Israel in May

The Foreign Ministry says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart during the latter’s upcoming visit to Israel next month, after a previously scheduled visit between the two was nixed in protest over Kiev’s support for a UN Security Council resolution against Israel’s West Bank settlement policy.

Volodymyr Groysman, who became Ukraine’s first Jewish prime minister last year, will arrive for a two-day visit in Israel on May 14, in what reports in Hebrew-language media say will mark a formal end to the tensions between Jerusalem and Kiev.

The Ukrainian prime minister was originally scheduled to arrive in Israel for a two-day visit in December that was set to include meetings with Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other top officials.

— Alexander Fulbright and Raphael Ahren

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