Zelensky adviser: Kyiv understands Israel walking a tightrope with Russia over Syria

An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that Kyiv understands that Israel is in a difficult position diplomatically due to security considerations regarding ties with Russia over Syria.

“Everyone in Ukraine understands that Israel is in a special position and it is difficult for it to take an unequivocal position because of the situation in Syria and the Middle East,” Oleksiy Arestovych tells the Kan public broadcaster.

Arestovych says that Ukraine understands Israel “needs to defend itself and its interests, and we support and welcome that.”

The presence of Russian forces in Syria means that Israel coordinates with Moscow when carrying out strikes on Iranian-backed targets.

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