Israel has declared it will not be a route to bypass U.S sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.
Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid, said this on Monday, insisting that his country will not be used as a way for Russians to bypass Western sanctions.
Lapid spoke in Slovakia, where he reiterated Israel’s condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He added that Israel will “do everything it can to assist mediation efforts.”
“Israel will not be a route to bypass sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and other western countries,” Lapid said.
Israel’s position came two days after the U.S called on Israel to implement sanctions.
The United States said they are asking for every democracy to join them in the financial and export control sanctions that we have put on Russian President Vladimir Putin.