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Population Authority: 2,034 Ukrainians have arrived in Israel since Russian invasion

The Population and Immigration Authority says that 2,034 Ukrainians have arrived in Israel since the start of Russia’s invasion, 112 of whom were denied entry to the country, according to Army Radio.

The Foreign Ministry defends Israel’s decision not to grant military assistance to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.

“Israel wants to maintain open channels with all the sides that are involved in the conflict,” spokesman Lior Haiat tells Army Radio.

“We’ll focus on humanitarian aid, which is needed by the people in Ukraine.”

Noting the large number of refugees fleeing to Ukraine’s neighbors, he says, “without a doubt such assistance is necessary.”

Source: TOI

Header: Arriving passengers inbound from Kyiv walk with their luggage at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in Lod near Tel Aviv on February 13, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)