Ukraine made itself clear regarding the status of the Golan Heights and its territorial affiliation. The country's foreign ministry reported that Ukraine has been abiding by the 1981 UN Security Council decisions made in 1967, 1980 and 1981.
'Ukraine has been adhering by the UN Statute, living up to the UN Security Council decisions', Kateryna Zelenko, the ministry's spokeswoman stated.
The Resolution No.497, passed in 1981 specifically states that 'Israel's decision to set its own laws, jurisdiction and government on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is ineffective and has no international legal force'.
The Ukrainian official admitted that Ukraine continues to 'consistently stand for the achievements of comprehensive peace regulation in the Middle East, taking into account the legitimate interests of Israel's security'.
Zelenko added that Ukraine is concerned about the latest outbreak of violence between HAMAS militants and Israel. 'HAMAS movement-committed acts of terror aimed at Israel, specifically, the missile attacks of the Israeli territory' are deadly dangerous for the civilians and, thus, are totally unacceptable, she said.
In the view of the recent escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza Strip, Kyiv calls for maximum restraint to avoid further armed conflict.