Ali Cohen, the head of Israeli diplomacy, has expressed his commitment to the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine during his visit to Kyiv, where he met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitry Kuleb. This is the first visit by a head of Israeli diplomacy to Ukraine since the war began. Israel has been trying to remain neutral and has refused to supply weapons to Kyiv to avoid damaging its relationship with Russia.
Eli Cohen, the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, has stated that Israel stands firmly with the people of Ukraine and is committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In addition, Norway has announced aid of 6.8 billion euros to Ukraine, which was announced by the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Store, and backed by members of parliament in a video conference with the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski. Norway has been accused of profiting from the war due to the large profits it has made from its gas sales to Europe during the energy crisis.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has stated that his country will only join the Russian offensive in Ukraine if his country, which hosts Russian troops, is first attacked by the Kiev army. Lukashenko will meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow this Friday.
This visit by the Israeli head of diplomacy to Ukraine, and the commitment of both countries to its sovereignty and integrity, is a sign of hope for the war-torn country. Norway’s aid of 6.8 billion euros is also a major step in helping Ukraine recover from the conflict, and Belarus’ promise to only join the Russian offensive if it is attacked first is a positive sign for the region.