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Ukraine to decide soon on opening embassy in Jerusalem

Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk says the decision to open an office of the embassy to Jerusalem is probably a matter of months.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) welcomes his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog

Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk said Dec. 16 that his country is in final discussions on the decision to open a branch of its embassy in Jerusalem. Speaking at a two-day event marking 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Korniychuk said, “My country recognizes the one and only capital of Israel, and that is Jerusalem.”

The announcement came after Jerusalem Affairs and Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who was born in Ukraine, addressed the same event. Elkin expressed his hope that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would open an embassy branch in Jerusalem.

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