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.

Today in honor of this significant date Alley of Israel was planted at the Mariinsky Park of the capital. The event was attended by Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ukraine Eliav Belotserkovsky, embassy staff, representatives of the Ukrainian mass media, as well as a group of Israeli scouts who visited Kyiv within the framework of an exchange between the scout organizations. In addition, the citizens of Kyiv received a gift from the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine: now at the alley of the park points of free Wi-Fi are installed.

A tree is a symbol of life. Development of Israel began with the planting of trees in the arid desert. Thanks to the work and efforts of several generations Israel looks like a flowering oasis today. For Israelis to make their share of work in the Ukrainian land for its welfare and prosperity is a very symbolic gesture. Israel is like no others today understands the situation, which Ukrainian people experience now, because it has gone through the same.

It the tradition of Jewish people to love their native land and try to make it beautiful and blooming. I am glad that I have taken part in this event and helped to make the capital of Ukraine even more beautiful and blooming.