This year marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Israel. Israel was one of the first to recognize the independence of Ukraine and strongly supports Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian government for a quarter of a century.

On May, 12 Israel celebrates Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut). Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in Western region of Ukraine Oleg Vyshniakov congratulated the citizens of Israel:

A former Israel Ambassador to Ukraine Reuven Din El has passed away on February 27. On behalf of the Honorary Consulate of Israel in the Western region of Ukraine and on my own, I wish to express my most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. El Din in connection with the irretrievable loss.

On Tuesday, February 02, 2016, the Honorary Consul of Israel in Ukraine Oleg Vyshniakov held the meeting with the Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz.

On Tuesday, February 02, 2016, the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in Ukraine Oleg Vyshniakov held the meeting with the Head of the Finance Committee of Knesset Moshe Gafni.

On Tuesday, February 02, 2016, Israel's parliament held a meeting of the Honorary Consul of Israel in Western region of Ukraine Oleg Vyshniakov with the Head of the parliamentary opposition, the Chairman of the block "Zionist Camp" Isaac Herzog.

Today December 23, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko within his state visit to Israel gave a speech to the Knesset members.

In his message the President appealed to the leaders, the deputies and the people of Israel assuring them that Ukraine is a good friend and a partner of Israel.

Today the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is on a state visit to Israel. Within the visit on December 22-23, Ukrainian President will hold negotiations with the leaders of Israel, will meet with Israeli business representatives and public, Ukrainian diaspora and volunteers. The President of Ukraine will address the Israeli Knesset Members. Being the Honorary Consul of Israel in Ukraine, I was invited to participate in a number of official meetings.

According to the annual tradition a delegation from Israel was invited to Ukraine by the Jewish Agency for Israel. As a rule the delegation includes representatives of the executive and legislative authorities, public and cultural figures.

Dear friends!
I want to congratulate all the Jews on the holiday of Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is a day of freedom, victory of light over darkness, when the power of human hope and the heaven miracle defeated tyrant. Hanukkah menorah is a symbol of victory. I know that with the help of our hope we can win all the enemies again and hold out in the struggle for our own future.