Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Ukraine for its assistance in extinguishing fires

Биньямин Нетаньяху поблагодарил Украину за помощь в тушении пожаров

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation with President Petro Poroshenko has expressed gratitude to Ukraine, which is one of the first responded to the request of the Israeli side, sending their planes to overcome the large-scale fire in Israel.

This was reported by the press service of the presidential Administration.

In addition, during the conversation the leaders discussed issues of cooperation, in particular focused on the issues of deepening trade-economic cooperation between Ukraine and Israel, including the intensification of negotiations on creation of free trade Zone between the countries.

Poroshenko has invited Netanyahu to make an official visit to Ukraine in the near future.

Recall sent to extinguish the fire in Israel, the Ukrainian aircraft landed at the airbase “Hazor” air force of Israel, 10 km from Ashdod at 21:50.

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As previously reported, in the Israeli city of Haifa because of the massive fire were evacuated residents of 12 neighborhoods. On suspicion in arsons arrested 12 people.