Around 18:00 it became known that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko from tel Aviv returns to Jerusalem to meet with Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, and visit the Christian Holy places and the wailing Wall in the Old city. Journalist Shimon Briman informed the editors NEWSru.co.il that the departure Poroshenko in Kiev, apparently, will be postponed.
With the Jerusalem Patriarch Poroshenko was to meet a few hours earlier. But the meeting was postponed due to heightened security imposed in Jerusalem after the attack.
— The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko «in the Israeli interior.» Photo
A two-day visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Israel began on 22 December with a meeting with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and visiting the Holocaust Museum «Yad Vashem». The Ukrainian leader held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog. During negotiations there was signed a number of bilateral agreements.
In addition, Petro Poroshenko after took part in the event, the Jewish national Fund (KKL) in the forest Nations of the world, in the Jerusalem Grove presidents, where they will be planted the first tree of the future «Forests of Ukraine».
December 23, Petro Poroshenko with his wife Maryna have visited in Jerusalem, the Israeli Parliament. The Ukrainian President welcomed the speaker, Yuli Edelstein, whose first official event of this level was accompanied by Irina Nevzlin.
Recall that the previous visit of Peter Poroshenko in Israel took place in April 2014. Then he was a candidate for President of Ukraine. As President Poroshenko has not yet visited Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu has not been in Kiev since March 1999.