"Ukraine should be among Israel's friends who will be the first to join the study and use of the vaccine," Zelensky said during a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the president's press service.

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The officials also discussed measures taken by the two countries' governments to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, Zelensky informed Netanyahu that a new spike in coronavirus cases had been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours and that the adaptive quarantine was in effect in the country.

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