Israel continues to condemn Russia’s invasion while trying to mediate - Lapid

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Israel continues to condemn Russia’s invasion while trying to mediate - Lapid
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called for Russia to allow humanitarian corridors out of cities under attack.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: MARCH 7, 2022

Israel’s attempts to mediate do not diminish its condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Monday, following a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riga, Latvia. Israel is also considering sending helmets and ceramic vests to Ukraine, which Kyiv has been requesting since the start of the war, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The matter has been discussed in the Foreign Ministry’s daily situation assessments, in addition to the humanitarian aid and field hospital Israel has sent.

“Israel is helping in the mediation effort together with Germany and France, but we continue to condemn the Russian invasion,” Lapid said in Riga. His remarks came two days after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, followed by a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and several phone calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“There is no justification for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and killing innocent civilians,” Lapid said. “We call for an immediate ceasefire that will allow negotiations and bring back the peace and quiet in Ukraine.”

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