Ukraine’s Andriy Yermak welcomes Bennett’s mediation and wants Israel to be guarantor of Ukrainian security; expresses cautious optimism about Russia negotiations

Top Zelensky aide says Jerusalem could host talks, praises Israeli intel cooperation
Lazar Berman
March 24, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff praised Israel’s mediation efforts on Thursday, saying that Ukraine considers Jerusalem “one of the priority venues” for a meeting between Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking to Israeli journalists via Zoom, Andriy Yermak said that Ukrainian officials “are impressed by how deeply aware of the situation Israeli officials and Prime Minister Bennett in particular are…Yermak also noted Kyiv’s hope that Israel will be one of the nations signing guarantees of Ukrainian security in the event of a negotiated solution to the war. The Ukrainians have proposed the five permanent UN Security Council member states along with Germany, Turkey, Canada, and Israel as guarantors, and are open to adding more countries. READ MORE

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