Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky encourages world leaders to visit Israel in a display of solidarity to prevent further aggression.
Zelensky has urged international leaders to visit Israel as a sign of solidarity with its people and a deterrent to future attacks. This call was made by Zelensky during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and prior to the scheduled meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, a group of nations that provide military support to Ukraine in its defensive struggle against Russia.
He highlighted the significance of not being alone during Russia’s full-fledged invasion in February 2022. Zelensky has also reportedly requested to visit Israel as a demonstration of solidarity.
The trips of world leaders to Kyiv, according to Zelensky, are important symbols of solidarity and unity. He believes that these efforts will deter aggression and strengthen the international coalition backing Ukraine, which has suffered difficulties as a result of battle fatigue and competing problems.
The Ukrainian president emphasized the need of political support and unity in averting future crises and securing world peace. He suggested that world leaders visit Israel to show solidarity for the victims of terrorist attacks.
While Ukraine’s relationship with Israel has been strained as a result of Israel’s sustained ties with Russia and the withholding of military aid to Kiev, Zelensky, who is Jewish, has attempted to rebuild ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They’ve worked together on problems including addressing Iran’s transfer of arms to Russia.
The specifics of Zelensky’s travel plans to Israel are yet to be confirmed, but this move reflects his commitment to building stronger international alliances to support Ukraine and deter potential aggressors.