Zelensky, Netanyahu discuss Ukraine's outline for ending the war - report

The two also discussed bilateral cooperation, including in the security sphere and on international platforms, as well as the implementation of the UA peace formula.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi via phone line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine December 26, 2022.  (photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi via phone line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine December 26, 2022.
(photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday night to discuss Ukraine's outline for ending the war, according to Maariv.

The two also discussed bilateral cooperation, including in the security sphere and on international platforms, as well as the implementation of the UA peace formula.

The official Likud channel mentioned that Ukraine, which voted against Israel in an earlier UN resolution, was absent from the United Nations General Assembly’s vote in favor of requesting the International Court of Justice to weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli “annexation” and the “legal status of the occupation.”

Ukrainian sources claimed that its vote against Israel was a response to Israel refusing to supply defensive military equipment to Ukraine. Israel, in turn, did not view the move favorably and summoned the Ukrainian ambassador for an inquiry.

The Likud statement ended by saying that "beyond that, we do not comment on the content of political talks that took place between the two leaders."

The national flags of Israel and Ukraine (credit: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE)The national flags of Israel and Ukraine (credit: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE)

"Beyond that, we do not refer to the content of political talks that took place between the two leaders."

Likud statement

President Zelensky later congratulated Prime Minister Netanyahu on taking office on twitter. 

A series of unusual talks

Three weeks ago, Zelensky held a series of unusual talks with several world leaders, including President of the United States Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The sequence of talks raised speculations on the possibility that Ukraine has shown excessive openness to a political solution to end the war.

During the conversation, Biden emphasized to Zelensky that the United States prioritizes efforts to increase Ukraine's air defense, and does so through aid packages. According to a White House statement, Biden welcomed Zelensky's openness to a just peace based on fundamental principles enshrined in the UN Charter.