'Israel' part of anti-Russian Western camp: Ex ambassador Zasypkin
The Israeli occupation, according to a former Russian diplomat is part of the camp that is colluding against Russia in light of the Ukraine war.
The Israeli occupation has for a while been flagrantly supporting Ukraine, and this is not new, former Russian diplomat Alexander Zasypkin told Al Mayadeen on Thursday
"Moscow is closely following up all forms of Israeli-Ukrainian cooperation," Zasypkin added, and "Israel is doing that because it is part of the West's policies."
Furthermore, he told Al Mayadeen that the Israeli occupation was "part of the Western camp that is unifying against Russia."
He also highlighted that "the degree of development of Israeli-Ukrainian relations has its implications, especially if it reaches the military field."
"It is too early to determine all the repercussions of the Israeli-Ukrainian rapprochement," but "Moscow does not need to have a decisive position on this issue."
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba held a meeting on today in Kiev, during which Cohen expressed his country's intention to help Ukraine develop a missile attack early warning system.
"Israel, as stated in the past, stands firmly in solidarity with the people of Ukraine," The Times of Israel quoted Cohen as saying.
"Israel" would "assist Ukraine with developing a smart early warning system," he added.
Acknowledging the gesture, Kuleba said after the meeting, "Israel knows perfectly about our list of security and defense needs."
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in early February that "Israel" would consider the possibility of supplying arms to Ukraine and thinking about the issue of providing Kiev with the Iron Dome anti-air system.
"The issue of arms supplies was considered and rejected by the previous Israeli government. I will study this issue and answer this matter in the most adequate manner," Netanyahu said in an interview for France’s LCI TV during his visit to France.
Asked whether "Israel" is considering providing Kiev with its Iron Dome anti-air system, Netanyahu said, "Yes, I’m thinking about it. That’s all I can say."
"I can’t make any promises. We have to see what options are available and also take into account" "Israel's" interests in the region, he added.
In late January, 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.
Additionally, a Russian intelligence source told Al Mayadeen in December that the Israeli occupation is donating money to buy Ukraine weapons from third countries.
The Russian source said "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.