FM reprimands Ukraine ambassador for saying Lapid ‘adopted Russian rhetoric’

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FM reprimands Ukraine ambassador for saying Lapid ‘adopted Russian rhetoric’
FM Yair Lapid said that he doesn't think there will be a violent conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: FEBRUARY 3, 2022

The Foreign Ministry summoned Ukraine’s ambassador for a reprimand on Thursday, after the diplomat accused Foreign Minister Yair Lapid of repeating Russian rhetoric. Lapid said a day earlier that his evaluation is that he “doesn’t see a violent conflict happening soon; I don’t think a world war will break out” between Russia and Ukraine. The Foreign Minister’s statement in an inverview with Walla differed from that of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who has warned of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine. Lapid also said the tensions between Russia and Ukraine are especially complicated for Israel in light of the fact that there is a Jewish community in Ukraine. “We are concerned that it is distracting [American] attention from the nuclear talks in Vienna,” Lapid added.

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