Russia does not recognize Occupied Golan Heights as Israeli
Russia's UN delegation issues a statement denouncing Israeli plans to expand settlements in Occupied Golan Heights, which it says belong to Syria.
Russia's UN envoy voices concern over "Israel's" expansion in the Occupied Golan Heights, stressing that Russia doesn't recognize "Israel's" sovereignty over the Occupied Golan Heights that are part of Syria.
#Polyanskiy: We're concerned over Tel Aviv’s announced plans for expanding settlement activity in the occupied #GolanHeights, which contradicts the provisions of the 1949 Geneva Convention. Russia doesn't recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights that are part of #Syria. pic.twitter.com/slHQSefJp5— Russian Mission UN (@RussiaUN) February 23, 2022
The statement came after "Israel's" official statement of support for Ukraine in the ongoing crisis.
"Israel" condemned Russia on Thursday morning, hours after Moscow launched its special military operation in Donbass.
Foreign Israeli Minister Yair Lapid said that "the Russian attack on Ukraine is a serious violation of the international order," adding "Israel condemns the attack, and is ready and prepared to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine."
It is worth mentioning that "Israel" occupied the Syrian Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War.