PM Bennett: ‘Our hearts’ are with Ukrainians, pledges to offer humanitarian aid but doesn’t voice support for Kyiv, hours after Lapid blasts Moscow

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Bennett refrains from condemning Russia in first remarks since invasion of Ukraine
by Lazar Berman
February 24, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday avoided condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine — or even mentioning Russia by name — in his first remarks since the incursion began. “The world order as we know it is changing,” he said, speaking at an IDF officer graduation ceremony in southern Israel. “The world is much less stable, and our region too is changing every day…He again urged Israelis in Ukraine to leave the country. “Leave now. Protect your lives. Our people are waiting to receive you at the border crossings in the western part of the country. READ MORE

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