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Israel’s Lapid condemns Russian attack on Kyiv

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has joined condemnation from across the globe against the Russian attack on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.
People look at the crater left by a missile strike on a playground in Taras Shevchenko Park the day before, Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct. 11, 2022.

Waiting until the end of the Jewish Sukkoth holiday, Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned on the evening of Oct. 10 the Russian attack on Ukrainian cities. “I strongly condemn the Russian attacks on the civilian population in Kyiv and other cities across Ukraine. I send our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Ukrainian people,” tweeted Lapid.

Shortly after, the Russian Embassy in Israel accused Jerusalem of staying silent during what they called “continuous Ukrainian terrorist attacks.” The embassy said, "It is worth noting that, unfortunately, Israel has chosen to remain silent during eight years of continuous Ukrainian terrorist attacks on the citizens of Donbas, to turn a blind eye to the latest murderous Ukrainian attack on a refugee convoy in the Kharkov region, monstrous murders of civilians by Azov neo-Nazis in Kopiansk and other Ukrainian cities, the brutal murder of Russian journalist Daria Dogina, recent Ukrainian terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, as well as many other horrific and unpunished crimes by the Kyiv regime."

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