Amid reports on a large number of casualties at the Al Ahli Hospital in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine emphasizes the inadmissibility under any circumstances of attacks conducted by any of the parties on medical facilities or other civilian objects of critical infrastructure. We call for a comprehensive investigation of this tragedy and bringing perpetrators to justice.
We also call on the parties to the armed conflict to strictly abide by the rules of warfare and respect the norms of international humanitarian law.
Ukrainians feel deeply the pain of war. We convey our condolences to the families of victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured at Al Ahli Hospital.
It is now critically important to avoid further increase in the number of civilian casualties on both sides of the conflict, both in Israel and Palestine.
We reaffirm that the Middle East peace process should remain at the very core of any efforts aimed at restoring regional stability and security, as well as implementation of the principle of «two states solution» with Israel and Palestine coexisting in peace.