Israel decided this as the first measure in response to Petro’s statements, wrote a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Lior Haiat, on Sunday on the X platform (formerly Twitter). Petro then suggested breaking off relations between the two states. “If we have to cut off foreign relations with Israel, we will cut them off,” he wrote.
Previously, Petro had repeatedly condemned the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on X following the attacks by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in Israel. The left-wing politician compared the actions of the Israeli army with the crimes of the German National Socialists and the Gaza Strip with the Auschwitz extermination camp and the Warsaw Ghetto.