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Emphasizing the close historical and cultural ties between Ukraine and Israel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says his country is disappointed by the level of material and diplomatic support it has received from the Israeli government.

“Unfortunately, for most items of aid we want to receive from Israel, we cannot say that we have received that aid,” says Zelensky, a day earlier by video for students and teachers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. speaking out. The Russian invasion marks four months.

“Please remember how closely we are connected, how our relations are, and what level of understanding should be between us,” he said, referring to Israeli pioneers who grew up in Ukraine, including Prime Minister Golda Meir, author Sholem Alchem. continued after. and President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.

“When governments impose sanctions against Russia, it’s not about business,” he insisted, wearing the khaki T-shirts Ukraine’s senior officials have donned during the war. “It’s about values ​​and general security. It’s about everyone who is willing to destroy another nation, they must be held accountable. Unfortunately, we have yet to see Israel join the sanctions regime.” “

“Why we have misunderstandings, miscommunication with representatives of the government, I do not know,” he laments.

At the same time, Zelensky outlined his admiration and gratitude to the Israeli people.

“I love your country,” he says. “I am grateful to the people of Israel. I am grateful to you for your sincere and emotional support for Ukraine, for your support of Ukrainians, I am grateful for the Ukrainian flags on your streets. We see it and we value it a lot.”

He also says that he cares deeply about the future of Israel-Ukraine relations.

“We have a joint future, a great future,” says Zelensky. “Because we have this great history and this great past … we will have to look each other in the eyes for many years to come.”