Israel's right to defence is beyond doubt – Zelenskyy
"Whoever sponsors terror is a crime against peace. Israel's right to defend itself is beyond question," Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy said
He called on the world to be united and in solidarity, "so that terror never tries to conquer or break lives anywhere."
Zelenskyy also noted that all the circumstances of the terrorist attack on Israel must be clarified so that the world knows and brings to justice everyone who incited the attack and helped organise it.
In addition, the President called on Ukrainian citizens in the danger zone to carefully follow the instructions of the security forces on the ground and closely monitor the information.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and our embassy in Israel are ready to help in any situation. An operational headquarters has been set up to assist Ukrainians in Israel. If you need help, please immediately contact any of our diplomatic or consular missions in any way that is available to you. Every life matters! We condemn every act of terror," Zelenskyy said.
On the morning of Saturday, October 7, a massive rocket attack was launched from the Gaza Strip on central and southern Israel. This resulted in casualties. Later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced martial law.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel called on Ukrainians to follow the instructions of local authorities and explained how to act in connection with the outbreak of war with the Palestinians. And Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko announced the creation of an operational headquarters to help Ukrainians in Israel.