'Israel' extends hand to Ukraine in designing early warning system
The Israeli occupation offered to help Ukraine by providing Kiev with early warning systems that would help it with detecting incoming strikes.
Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz said Wednesday that "Tel Aviv" had offered aid to Ukraine by helping Kiev develop an early warning system that would warn the Ukrainian armed forces of incoming shelling or airstrikes.
"We asked Ukrainians to share information about their air defense needs. As soon as we have the details we will be able to help them develop a civilian system of early warning that will save lives," Gantz said during a meeting with envoys from the European Union.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday that Kiev would be sending an official note to the Israeli occupation requesting immediate air defense supplies and cooperation in the security sector.
Gantz on Monday rebuffed a Ukrainian request for a phone call with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The Israeli occupation's ambassador to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky had said earlier in the month that "Tel Aviv" was ready to help Kiev against Russia in the ongoing war, but without crossing the "red lines" that could undermine its security.
Meanwhile, Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Saar told Israeli broadcaster Army Radio that "Tel Aviv's" support for Ukraine "does not include weapons systems and weaponry. And there is no change to that position."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in late September that he was "shocked" the Israeli occupation was not joining the West in supplying Kiev with weapons in light of the Ukraine war.
"I understand that they need to defend their territory, but I have learned from our intelligence that Israel has been actually supplying these defense systems to other countries," Zelensky said on September 23.
What comes off as inaccurate about the Ukrainian President's words is that Israeli media reported in mid-September that an Israeli arms manufacturer was supplying anti-UAV systems to Ukraine via Poland, with the sales conducted through Warsaw to circumvent "Tel Aviv's" refusal to sell advanced arms to Ukraine.
However, the Israeli occupation has refused to join the West's bid in arming Ukraine, arguing that it would harm its already sensitive ties with Russia.
Former Russian President and senior Security Council of Russia member Dmitry Medvedev reiterated on Monday a warning against "Israel" providing weapons to Ukraine, stressing that any move to boost Kiev's arsenal would severely damage bilateral relations.
Due to "Israel's" support of Ukraine, tensions soared between "Tel Aviv" and Moscow, prompting the latter to close the "Jewish Agency for Israel's" work in Russia, giving rise to further tensions.
In addition to the Jewish Agency issue between "Israel" and Russia, a dual-citizen Israeli-Ukrainian by the name of Vladimir Kozlovsky was captured in the Lugansk People's Republic as he was fighting among the mercenaries siding with Ukraine. It is evident that his release will not take place easily in light of the lack of trust between "Israel" and Russia.