For the first time since the full-scale Russian invasion, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen arrived in Kyiv on February 16, as he wrote on Twitter.
"I arrived in Kyiv this morning, for the first visit of an Israeli minister to Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Israel has stood by the Ukrainian people over the past year, and by Ukraine, and today we will hoist the Israeli flag in the embassy in Kyiv as it returns to full operations on the path toward a stronger relationship between the countries." Cohen said.
He spoke of his plans to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, as well as to visit Bucha. Cohen will stay in Kyiv until Friday, February 17.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN that he was considering military aid to Ukraine and would be willing to serve as a mediator in the war under the right "circumstances".