Israel condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine on Thursday and called on world powers to resolve the crisis quickly.
“Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a serious violation of the international order,” Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a televised statement “Israel condemns the attack”.
“There is still time to pause, return to the negotiating table, and resolve differences peacefully with the mediation of world powers.
Israel has long-term, deep and good relations with both Russia and Ukraine.
There are tens of thousands of Israelis in both countries, there are hundreds of thousands of Jews in both countries, and keeping them safe is our top priority”.