“The solution of this issue should remain the focus of the authorities of both countries. The parties should continue to work together for the final settlement of the situation in the near future,” the president underlined.
On January 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has begun his working visit to Israel. The program of the visit includes negotiations with Israel’s leadership and a meeting with representatives of Israeli business circles.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian delegation gave their places at the World Holocaust Forum to the victims of the Holocaust. However, the Israeli national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust Yad Vashem expressed regret due to the decision of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On February 15, 2019, 140 Ukrainians were held at Israeli Ben Gurion Airport. The same day, 35 citizens of Israel were refused in entering Ukraine.
Later Foreign Ministry of Ukraine stated that it considers the possibility to abolish visa free regime with Israel due to the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian tourists.