'Israel' helping Ukraine behind the scenes: Israeli envoy in Berlin
The Israeli occupation ambassador to Berlin reveals that "Israel" is supporting Ukraine "behind the scenes".
The Israeli occupation ambassador to Berlin, Ron Prosor, said that "Israel" is helping Ukraine, but behind the scenes, German media reported.
"We help - albeit behind the scenes - and much more than is known," Prosor said in an interview for the German newspaper Morgenpost.
When asked why the Israeli occupation does not provide military assistance to Ukraine despite Kiev's request, Prosor said: "It's not that simple. We have the Russians in Syria. As you know, the Israeli army regularly blocks arms shipments from Iran to Syria and Lebanon. These include Iranian drones and missiles that Russia is using in Ukraine."
US requested 'Israel's' outdated Hawk systems to send them to Kiev
On Wednesday, Axios reported, citing three Israeli and US officials, that Washington asked "Tel Aviv" for the Hawk anti-air missiles it has in storage in order to deliver them to Kiev.
According to the news website, the Pentagon contacted Israeli occupation Security Minister Yoav Gallant two weeks ago and made the request.
Despite similar western requests in the past and Ukraine repeatedly stressing the need for such weapon systems, "Israel" claimed publicly that it rejected to send Kiev advanced arms due to fears of raising tensions with Moscow.
'Israel' donating weapons to Ukraine via third countries: exclusive
However, last month, a Russian intelligence source told Al Mayadeen that the Israeli occupation is donating money to buy Ukraine weapons from third countries.
The Russian source said that "Tel Aviv" is using third countries to conceal its bias toward Ukraine, highlighting that several Israeli armored vehicles have been detected in Ukraine.
Haaretz also reported that "Israel" spent millions of dollars to appease its Western partners by procuring undisclosed strategic materials for Ukraine after "Tel Aviv" faced pressure to send arms to Kiev via a third country.
Israeli occupation 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.
It is noteworthy that senior Russian Security Council member, Dmitry Medvedev, warned in October "Israel" against providing weapons to Ukraine, threatening that any move to boost Kiev's arsenal would severely damage bilateral relations.
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