Ukraine asks to expel Israel from Rammstein because of leaking information to Moscow – Kyiv Post

Yuri Kobzar14:06, 08/12/233 min.811

The publication assures that Ukraine is also preparing to cancel the visa-free regime with Israel.

Kiev is considering the possibility of canceling the visa-free regime with Israel and will ask Western partners to exclude the country from the circle of participants in the Ramstein format because of “unfriendly actions towards Ukraine and a pro-Russian position in the international arena.

” This is reported by the Kyiv Post , citing its own sources in the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

“The Israeli authorities have never provided any real assistance. But the information obtained during the meetings [in Ramstein] is used by Israel in its own interests,” the source said.

According to the source, Ukraine considers it “a real danger” that the information discussed at the meetings in Ramstein with the participation of Israel “is likely to fall into the possession of the aggressor state.

The publication notes that the decision to abolish the visa-free regime with Israel was made due to a long diplomatic dispute between the two countries regarding the attitude of the State of Israel towards Ukrainian citizens located on Israeli territory.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk said that about 10% of Ukrainian tourists are deported from Israel without explanation. 

He also recently criticized the decision of the Israeli authorities to stop payments for health insurance for Ukrainian refugees.

Meanwhile, according to a source in the National Security and Defense Council, Israel is seeking security guarantees from Ukraine for tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims who make their annual trip to Uman in September, where the grave of the founder of Bratslav Hasidism, Tzadik Nachman, is located.

“During constant rocket attacks, these guarantees cannot be provided,” the source noted and added that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is now preparing a proposal to abolish the visa-free regime for Israeli citizens.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. Good decision.
Obviously in wartime, Ukraine should suspend all visa arrangements, trade and diplomatic relations with all countries that are either openly pro-Russia, or worse; masquerading as even-handed when clearly they are not.

  2. It’s a surprising development but based on what is said, completely appropriate. Israel should be ashamed of itself.

  3. I think it is time for the U.S. to question it support for Israel.
    The problem is that all the Arabs around Israel are even worse, so there is a lot of horrible stuff they can get away with.

    I was in Israel very recently and I can tell you that the democracy over there is in the sewer. It is more like a dictatorship these days. I have always supported Israel as it is the only democracy in the Middle East, not because of its policies, but this is getting harder and harder to keep up.

    What is also problematic is that the Israeli economy grew by quite a lot, so they can get away with more shit as the 4 billion dollars they are getting each year from the States is not something really vital.

    What I think the U.S. should immediately is make their support for Israel, including stuff like a shared ammo depot conditional. They can’t turn to Russia or China, as both are best buddies with Iran.

    I would say: stop building settlements, support Ukraine, clean yourself from malign Russian influence and cancel the judicial reform in which the government can choose judges (that of course have close ties with the officials themselves).

    • I also used to be a supporter of Israel, but since I saw their depraved behavior with regard to Ukraine and mafia land, I no longer am. The same goes for Switzerland.

    • With 15% of Israelis being russian…and probably very rich….they won’t do anything to upset them….and their money. If they want to be a part of Rammstein they better act like allies and not just give speeches, imo

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