Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that the likelihood of an escalation of the conflict with Russia in Syria stops the government from making a decision to start armed deliveries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained why Israel has not yet made a decision to provide weapons to Ukraine. He stated his position during a joint press conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz after their talks in Berlin.
According to Benjamin Netanyahu, the decision to send weapons to Ukraine is not being made due to long-standing agreements with the Russian Federation. A few years ago, the parties entered into an agreement under which Israeli and Russian pilots can fly near Syrian airspace, which prevents Iran from opening a “third front” against Israel. This is the reason why the country has not yet provided military assistance to Ukraine, but European countries have such an opportunity and they are not in such a difficult situation as Israel, the politician noted.
“But within the framework of these restrictions, within the framework of these considerations, we are trying to provide humanitarian and defense support to Ukraine, which is also taking place while we are talking here,” Benjamin Netanyahu assured.
Speaking of civil defense assistance, the Israeli prime minister is referring to early warning systems. Israel has modern developments that make it possible to make sure that during the threat of an air strike “not the entire country or the entire region fled to bomb shelters.”
With the help of this software, which users will be able to install on their phones in the future, it will be possible to see the approximate coordinates of where a missile can hit. This will allow not only to avoid the “paralysis” of the entire country, but also great destruction.
“We continue to work in this direction, as well as in other sectors,” the prime minister assured.
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Recall, on March 16, it was reported that Israel allowed the sale of its anti-drone systems to Ukraine. According to an anonymous Israeli official, one of the reasons for approving export licenses is to see how anti-drone systems deal with Iranian UAVs.
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