The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine perceived the information published by some mass media on the “refusal” of Israel to receive the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko with astonishment, according to the MFA press-service.

The Ministry informs that any official refusal on inexpediency of the visit of the Head of the Ukrainian State to Israel has not come to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Simultaneously, we would like to note that the Ukrainian and Israeli parties continue preparation for the visit of the President of Ukraine Mr Yushchenko to the State of Israel which will take place within the mutually acceptable terms.”, the Ministry’s statement reads.