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When Will Ukraine Move Its Embassy to Israel’s Capital of Jerusalem?

The leadership of the Ukraine has been discussing finally recognizing the truth about Jerusalem — that it is Israel’s eternal unified capital! We welcome the move!

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Ukraine’s envoy: We could recognize Jerusalem as capital in coming months

Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk said Thursday that his country could recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “one and only capital” soon, and hopes to open a branch of its embassy in the city in the coming year, during a visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Korniychuk told The Times of Israel that he believes that recognition is a matter of months, not years, but that Zelensky has certain preconditions in the security and defense relationship between the countries before that can happen.

The remarks came at an event marking 30 years of Israel-Ukraine ties, attended by Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who grew up in Ukraine.

During his address at the event, Elkin expressed his hope that Zelensky would open the branch in Jerusalem, something that has been in the works since ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tenure. Elkin then presented Korniychuk with a 2,700–year-old artifact bearing the word “Jerusalem” in Hebrew, and the Ukrainian envoy took the microphone and made the seemingly off-the-cuff announcement, according to sources at the event.

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