Israel considers reviewing policy on arms supply to Ukraine

July 5,2024 358
Israel considers reviewing policy on arms supply to Ukraine

Israel plans to review its arms supply policy to Ukraine, reports Walla. Discussions are currently underway among senior officials involving the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“Israel’s primary argument against supplying arms to Ukraine has been concerns over Russia’s sharp reaction… However, deepening relations between Russia and Iran in recent months, Russia’s anti-Israel stance during the Gaza conflict, and Israel’s need for Western support have undermined security establishment resistance and set the stage for policy review,” journalists assert.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to hold discussions with defense officials on July 4. Details of the meeting are currently undisclosed.

In early May, a phone call also took place between Ukraine’s National Security Advisor and the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, during which Ukrainians requested Israel to provide Patriot missiles, the publication writes.

“It is crucial for us to receive this armament system from Israel and to receive it in a timely manner, as it concerns the lives of our citizens. Our partners need to decide how comfortable they are with doing this, as it is a sensitive issue,” said Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

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