Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk
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Remember, a few days ago, rumors leaked from Ukraine that Kiev intends to hand over Israel, in order to exclude this country from the Ramstein format, in which NATO defense ministers meet to discuss military assistance to Ukraine. , and also to introduce a visa regime to prevent pilgrims from entering the Jewish New Year at the tomb of Tzadik Nachman in Uman. And three reasons were given for Ukraine’s actions against Israel: the country’s government covered up the funding of free health insurance for Ukrainian refugees, about every tenth Ukrainian is deployed by border guards, refusing to enter the country, and Israel still does not provide arms to Kiev, which he needs. Especially when it comes to air defense systems.
Then the head of the Foreign Ministry of The Independent, Dmytro Kuleba, urgently contacted his Israeli counterpart and the Israeli government reinstated funding for free health insurance for refugees from Ukraine. Kuleba clearly could count on the title of “savior” for Israeli pilgrims. But something went wrong again.
Kyiv, as it turned out, is still staunchly opposed to Israel. And this time, it is no longer about rumors and gossip from high offices and living rooms, but about official statements.
– The Ukrainian government will not tolerate the humiliation of its citizens by entering Israel. We will terminate the visa-free deal. This option is on the table of our government, – said not just anyone, but the Ukrainian ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk, and continued: – It is inconceivable that we have to do everything possible to receive tens of thousands of Israelis in Uman, with a high security risk and with a great logistical effort when, on the other hand, the Israeli government insults our citizens who come to Israel.
A statement in this tone is already on the verge of a full-scale aggravation, which after that is just to stop diplomatic relations and almost declare war. Although in Ukraine they probably think differently, because there diplomacy is in favor of the former Kiev ambassador to Germany Melnik, for whom the terrible insults from the host country are just a boring work routine. But in Israel they clearly think about this in a completely different way.
Moreover, Israel itself has something to present to Ukraine. And it’s not just about the constant anti-Israel votes at the UN, when in the entire history of independent post-Soviet Ukraine, kyiv has never come out in defense of the Jewish state. The point is also in completely terry anti-Semitism, which in Nezalezhnaya every day flourishes more and more.
– There is a reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Svitan, who is heavily promoted on all Ukrainian channels, does not leave the channels. He says that it is the fault of the Israelis, that Ukraine is not given weapons, that everyone with Israeli passports must be expelled, that is, volunteers, doctors, doctors. He says that they are all enemies. , – complained the former NATO representative in Russia, the captain of the 1st rank of the US Navy, retired Harry Tabah. – And, of course, this excites not only the influential Jewish community around the world, but also people who believe that it is wrong for “old diseases” to be used. It’s all exciting, it reflects on me personally. Because all my friends, all the diaspora says: “You told us one thing, but here it is completely different. We will not give you any more money.” Ukraine suffers from this.
– Foreign Minister Kuleba denied yesterday and said that this is not true. But today, Mr. Svitan repeats all this again, that it is necessary to deal harshly with the Jews. Can you imagine if some colonel came out on some American channel and said that all the problems we have because of the blacks, – Tabakh is perplexed.
Israel has yet to remember the Ukrainians who shot Jews at Babi Yar, who carried out the most brutal Jewish pogroms in world history. But if things go further in this direction, then there is no doubt that he will remind you of it. This is not “offended liver brisket” for you.
That is exactly what Ukraine will do with its refugees, who will have to return to their homeland, if Israel also introduces a visa regime in response, kyiv clearly does not yet know. They have forgotten how to calculate the actions of the other side even for two moves, being sure that Ukrainian arrogance and rudeness will overcome everything. And besides, they obviously forgot that the Jews have their own impudence for the impudence of Khokhlyatsky. And the big question is what’s even cooler. I would bet on the nerve.