The Russian government will not be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, Russia’s ambassador said Thursday night, despite signals from Moscow that Russia has shifted its stance on the Israeli capital.
In 2017, Russia’s foreign ministry explicitly recognized the western portion of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.
Despite these moves, however, on Thursday, Russian ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov told the Russian TASS outlet that his government would not be relocating its embassy to Yerushalayim.
“The issue of transferring the Russian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is outside the agenda. Russia is committed to the international legal framework concerning Jerusalem, including corresponding United Nations Security Council resolutions,” Viktorov said.
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