- Israel has been identified as the best country to mediate peace talks between Ukraine and Russia following the invasion of the European country
- Israel is one of the few countries that have good relations with both countries involved in the continuing conflict
- Israel has condemned Russia's aggressive invasion of Ukraine and said that it was "a serious violation of international order"
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KYIV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has asked Israel to help mediate the conflict between his country and Russia.
Zelensky has asked Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as he believes that Israel is the only country that has the best relationship with all parties involved.
Ambassador Yevgen Korniychuk told Reuters that Isreal had been identified as a possible intermediary since last year.
On Friday, Zelenskiy asked Bennet for the fifth time for Israel to mediate between the leaders. He had previously spoken to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Isaac Herzog about the possibility of Isreal helping in negotiations.
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According to SABC News, Israel has always sought a peaceful resolution between Ukraine and Russia. Israel condemned the Russian invasion as a "serious violation of international order". The Israeli ambassador in Moscow has been invited to talks according to reports from the Russian embassy in Israel.
Ukrainian military attache to SA explains why his country has to defend itself
The citizens and military forces of Ukraine and Kyiv have fought off the Russian army for two days. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov called on the Ukrainian military to surrender.
Kvasyuk maintained that Ukraine is a sovereign nation and has every right to defend its territory from foreign aggression.
Ramaphosa encourages Russia and Ukraine to negotiate peace through mediation, SA wants president to back off
He said that the situation in his country is still highly volatile, he said that Ukraine is his homeland and that of his people and that nobody could tell the military to stop fighting.
Ramaphosa encourages Russia and Ukraine to negotiate peace, SA says back off
This follows a statement by the South African government condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine. The report also raises concerns about the implications of the conflict on the rest of the world.
"The world does not need another war as that will result in death and destruction, hence our call for enhanced diplomacy. All parties have much to gain from a negotiated outcome and much to lose from an unnecessary and violent conflict," the statement read.
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