Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Will Mediate Between Russia and Ukraine Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Will Mediate Between Russia and Ukraine
This post was originally published on this site According to Russian media, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will mediate between Russia and Ukraine, which... Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Will Mediate Between Russia and Ukraine
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According to Russian media, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will mediate between Russia and Ukraine, which have been engaged in a low-intensity conflict since 2014. Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Kiev next Sunday, as part of an apparent US-led push to end the fighting, during which Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula. Israel, which has good relations with both countries, has maintained a nonalignment policy in conflict. By contrast, much of the international community – including the United States and European Union – has accused Russia of helping separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine set up pro-Russian enclaves, citing an alleged risk to minorities due to intensifying Ukrainian nationalism. It will be Netanyahu’s first meeting with newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, although the Israeli leader has met with President Vladimir Putin approximately a dozen times over the past 18 months to discuss developments in Syria – particularly Iran’s attempt to establish a permanent military presence in the war-torn country bordering Israel. Notably, Ukraine is the only other state in the world with both a Jewish president and prime minister.

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