A Ukrainian government official on Friday strongly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s attempt to mediate between Kyiv and Moscow, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.
According to Haaretz, the Ukrainian official said that Bennett is only “using the mediation as an excuse to justify the fact that Israel is avoiding transferring military aid to Ukraine or joining the sanctions slapped on Russia.”
Senior Ukrainian official says Israeli PM Bennett urged #Zelensky, to 'surrender,' reports Axios.
Israel denies it.
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Haaretz also quoted the official as saying that Bennett asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to surrender and “accept the Russian stance”.
Zelensky expressed his disappointment at Israel’s response to his request for aid last week, saying during a press conference that he “expected greater support from Prime Minister Bennett.”
Axios: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Zelensky that he should take Putin’s proposal for ending the war. "Bennett is basically telling us to surrender and we have no intention of doing that," the senior Ukrainian official said. https://t.co/NehHrfoyFL
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During the latest Israeli war on Gaza, Zelensky expressed complete solidarity towards Israel, taking to Twitter to lament the supposed tragedy that Israel was going through.
(The Palestine Chronicle)