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On an official visit, Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said his country's relationship will only continue to improve. Ukrainian Jewish head raps Israeli reticence on Crimea crisis “We have good and trusting relations with the Americans and the Russians. Israeli ambassador 'shocked' at Ukraine's honoring of Nazi collaborator do everything possible to protect the Land of Israel and the United States of America' .
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UN Security Council passes resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building Groysman arrived in Israel this week with a delegation of ministers for meetings with Netanyahu to finalize cooperation deals with regard to counterterrorism, health and statistical data exchanges.
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After the Security Council vote, Groysman was disinvited in December from a scheduled official visit to Israel, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian-Israeli diplomatic ties. Perhaps, there is no other country in the world where so much of the political elite have Ukrainian origins. Following several waves of emigration of Ukrainian Jews after the collapse of the Soviet Union, strong people-to-people contacts have been established between Ukraine and Israel.
In its turn, Israel is a permanent pilgrimage destination for Ukrainian Christians. In the political sphere, the two countries seek mutual support on the international arena: This pursuit for national interests and dependence on the broad geopolitical context do not always allow the two states to consistently remain as allies and sometimes lead to mutual distrust and deterioration of relations. Accordingly, the enemy of Israel is not Russia, but Iran and Hamas. Voting to support each other in international organizations, especially the UN; State politics of memory: Moreover, Ukraine is interested in attracting Israeli investments and import of technology and high standards in numerous areas, from agriculture to defense and security; Israel, in turn, seeks to protect the Jewish community in Ukraine from anti-Semitism.
The dynamics of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Israel is higher than similar indicators for other countries in the Middle East and Africa, and even some member states of the European Union. The event that had probably the greatest impact on foreign policy of Ukraine in the last three years Russian aggression has advanced the rapprochement between Ukraine and Israel. Ukraine and Israel have rather found themselves in similar positions on defending their interests on the global scale, as two countries in a state of armed conflict.
None of them can go beyond their own national interests in expressing support for each other. Official Jerusalem considers Russia not as an enemy, but rather as a powerful actor that can deliberately disrupt the balance of power in the region.
According to Israeli sources, such steps as public condemnation or introduction of sanctions against Russia could have existential consequences for Israel, e. The Russian factor also affects the bilateral relations in terms of military and technical cooperation.
September — the second meeting between President of Ukraine V.
Ukraine thanks Israel for support on Crimea at UN
Yushchenko and President of Israel M. Katsav in the framework of the international forum commemorated victims of the Babyn Yar in Kyiv. February — the meeting between President of Ukraine V. On the inter-parliamentary level Lytvyn and the official delegation of the Ukrainian parliament.
Gryschenko, who headed Ukrainian state delegation during the 8th meeting of the Ukrainian-Israeli intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.
Ukraine Prime Minister condemns Russian aggression during Israel visit
March - an official visit to Israel of Prime-minister of Ukraine M. September — a working visit to Israel of Prime-minister of Ukraine V. March — an official visit to Ukraine of Prime-minister of Israel B.
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Poroshenko, Minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine P. Klimkin held a meeting with Minister of immigration and absorption and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Z. Klimkin to the State of Israel. Gryshchenko and Deputy prime minister, minister of foreign affairs of the State of Israel A.
Liberman paid an official visit to Ukraine and visited two Ukrainian cities — Yalta and Vinnitsya. Gryshchenko accompanied President of Ukraine V. Yanukovych during his state visit to the State of Israel.