Ukraine supported the draft resolution of the UN security Council, which called on the USA to cancel the decision on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This was announced by permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko, reports UKRINFORM.
“The final status of Jerusalem must be resolved only through negotiations in accordance with Security Council resolutions, in particular 476, 478 and 2334. Ukraine has consistently advocated the need to respect international law. This is particularly important in the context of countering the aggression of Russia, defiant, defying the principles of the UN Charter, ” – said Yelchenko.
He also added that Ukraine had supported the resolution because the document condemns the seizure of the territories, and in the context of the temporary Russian occupation of the Ukrainian territory, this provision is key.
Yelchenko also said that the Ukrainian side supports the principle of coexistence of two independent States – Israel and Palestine.
“To achieve this goal we emphasize that the parties must resume a meaningful peace dialogue without preconditions,” he said.
6 December 2017, the US President, Donald trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further back from tel Aviv, should move the United States Embassy.
On 18 December, the draft resolution of the UN security Council was blocked by the American delegation.
Since 1967, the General Assembly and the UN security Council adopted several resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and denying the city’s status as capital of the country.
See also: the OIC Countries to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine