Ukraine asked Israel for all possible air defense systems, but received a categorical refusal


After the start of large-scale strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on targets in Ukraine using Shahed-136 (M214 Geranium-2) drones, Kyiv tried to play the Iranian card against Tel Aviv. The Ukrainian authorities sent an official request to Israel for the purchase of a large range of Israeli-made air defense / missile defense systems to create a layered air defense.


It should be noted that the appetite of Ukraine really looks impressive. The list included a wide variety of complexes. Kyiv wanted to get Barak-8 air defense systems (similar to the Russian S-350 Vityaz), Iron Dome, David's Sling (similar to S-300), Hetz-3 (similar to S-400/500) and even the latest laser air defense system "Iron beam".

Tel Aviv's response to the request was lightning fast. Israel turned out to be not as greedy for money as many people thought about it, and the anti-Iranian rhetoric did not help Ukraine either. Tel Aviv responded to Kyiv with a categorical refusal. Moreover, the decision was voiced directly by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

I am the Minister of Defense and I am responsible for the export of Israeli weapons. I want to be clear - we will not sell weapons to Ukraine

he said on Israeli radio station Kol Chai.

He stressed that since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Israel has supplied Kyiv with only medical equipment.

Recently, the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Oleksiy Reznikov once again tried to contact his Israeli counterpart. The Ukrainian military department requested a telephone conversation between Reznikov and Gantz, but in Israel the request was met without understanding and was rejected on October 18. The last time Reznikov and Gantz spoke was in April. After that, the conversation was postponed already 5 times. Thus, Israel demonstrates in every possible way that it is not interested in such cooperation.
  • Photos used: Israel Defense Forces/flickr.com
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  1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 20 October 2022 07: 37
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    thank God! in Israel they realized that helping the fascists, who make bloody anti-Semites and non-humans like Bandera and Shukhevych into heroes, whose hands are stained with the blood of millions of Jews and who were active conductors of the Holocaust of 1941-1944, .... help to modern fascists, followers of Nazi war criminals .. ..Thank God! not everything is for sale, and the Jewish people also have memory and honor! The respected Minister of Defense of Israel does not deny the Holocaust as the Poles did. It is obvious that the days of the fascist regime of the so-called Ukraine are numbered and many are not going to get dirty with help, it is obvious that the stupid Poles were left without tanks and Germany does not compensate them, and Israel needs air defense to protect its own territory and squandering them right and left is a crime.
  2. Jstas Offline Jstas
    Jstas (jstas) 20 October 2022 12: 49
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    because Tehran will ask for Iskander and no Israel is guaranteed
  3. Pivander Offline Pivander
    Pivander (Alex) 20 October 2022 13: 47
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    All these statements by Israel are the same blizzard as Iran's statements that they are not supplying drones to the Russian Federation.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 20 October 2022 13: 51
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      Alex, an interesting question. The Germans have a good vaccination against the Nazis. I think there is no need to explain Russia's attitude towards the Nazis.

      What are we seeing today? Exactly between our countries, some reptile lit a Nazi fire in Ukraine.

      PS Today this reptile has a president - a Jew Zelensky. what