Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants to visit Israel in a show of solidarity with the country amid the Hamas-ignited war in Gaza, Axios reported, citing two Ukrainian and Israeli officials.
According to the report, Zelenskyy's office sent an official request to the Israeli Prime Minister's office asking to coordinate a visit.
The officials said the talks on the issue are preliminary, and there is still no date for a visit.
On Wednesday, Zelenskyy told reporters that in the early days of Russia's invasion, it was critical for Ukraine not to feel alone and that international support helped a lot. "This is why I urge all leaders to visit Israel and show their support for the people. I'm not talking about any institutions, but about support for the people who suffered from terrorist attacks and are dying today," Zelenskyy said after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.
Zelenskyy's office and the Israeli Prime Minister's Office declined to comment.