Israel to share intelligence with Ukraine but holds back weaponry

October 27,2022 792
Israel to share intelligence with Ukraine but holds back weaponry

The intelligence services of Israel and Ukraine have started cooperation, sharing intelligence, and the defense cooperation between the two countries has strengthened, according to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, Glavred reports.

“We are at the beginning of our cooperation. A positive trend in our relations with Israel is observable. I am grateful for that,” Zelensky told reporters at a briefing in the wake of his meeting with Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embaló in Kyiv on Wednesday.

The same day, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog told CNN there are limitations that prevent his country from supplying Ukraine with certain air defense systems, but Israel is willing to supply non-lethal products.

“There are weapons that we don’t even have an export version for. There are things that we don’t want them to fall in the hands of our enemies. There are secrets that we can’t deliver. But wherever we can help, we’re trying to help,” Herzog was quoted as saying.

As for the Russian deployment of Iranian-made drones in its war on Ukraine, Herzog said that Israel was “analyzing the situation.”

At the briefing in Kyiv, Zelensky said Israeli intelligence has confirmed the information that Russia has already used about 400 Iranian drones in its attacks on the Ukrainian civil and energy infrastructure, according to Glavred.