Israel has decided to suspend diplomatic mission in Ukraine. This was reported on the website of the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine in the social network. Diplomats said that taking such a step because of the decision of the Ministry of Finance.
“Because of the decision of the Ministry of Finance of Israel to violate the agreement, which was agreed and signed by the Director General of the Ministry of Finance on 21 July 2019, and apply a one-way process that changes the Protocol, which was within a few decades, we are forced to close the diplomatic mission. Consular services will not be provided, and no one will have the right to enter the Embassy/Consulate”, – stated in the message.
In the diplomatic Ministry added that they are forced to take such measures because “the vital interests of the state of Israel damages”.
“Israeli diplomats must constantly try to enhance the power and vitality of Israel. Unfortunately, the Finance Ministry’s decision leaves us with no other choice but to undertake the above activities, since the vital interests of the state of Israel damages. We hope that this crisis will be resolved as soon as possible”, – stated in the message.
Recall that today, October 29, the foreign Ministry and the Israeli defense Ministry began a strike in the Israeli diplomatic missions abroad.
Stopped providing consular services, closed a checkpoint on the borders with Palestine. In addition, temporarily stop the registration of export defence supplies as well as work on the preparation of official and working visits by Israeli officials in other States.
The cause of the conflict – the decision of the Ministry of Finance to collect the tax from the expenses of diplomats, not supported by receipts. In a joint statement, the working committees of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of defence, issued Monday night, this step is described as a serious blow to the earnings of Israeli diplomatic and military representatives.
Previously, “Country” wrote that the Ukrainian Ministry of foreign Affairs will open in Jerusalem, the office for the promotion of innovation and investment. He will have the status of diplomatic institutions.
We also reported that Zelensky met with representatives of the Jewish community and invited the investors to Ukraine from Israel and the United States.