'Israel' pressured to deliver millions in strategic materials to Kiev
The Israeli occupation has been exposed to have been covertly sending weapons to Ukraine after it was pressured by the United States to do so.
The Israeli occupation spent millions of dollars to appease its western partners by procuring undisclosed strategic materials for Ukraine after "Tel Aviv" faced pressure to send the arms to Kiev via a third country, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Reportedly, the United States is the party that pressured the occupation, which had to go against its proclaimed stance to only send humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
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.
The firm reportedly informed the Israeli Ministry of Security that it was selling arms to Poland, though it pretended not to know the latter was then giving the weapons to Kiev to use against Russia.
Reportedly, the Biden administration demanded the occupation to switch from strictly providing humanitarian supplies and expanding its assistance to Ukraine and give military equipment, prompting "Tel Aviv" to fund the purchase of strategic materials for Ukraine, including air defense systems, Haaretz reported.
Interestingly enough, Ukrainian Ambassador to "Israel" Yevgen Korniychuk told The Hill newspaper in late October that Kiev requested that the US put pressure on "Tel Aviv" to deliver weapons to Ukraine and monitor "Israel's" compliance with imposed sanctions on Moscow.
"The Americans are the only country that Israel is listening to," Korniychuk told the newspaper, pointing out that relations between Ukraine and "Tel Aviv" have expanded during the past period "on some technical issues related to defense," which included advanced missile warning systems.
The agreement to deliver undisclosed strategic materials, reached via a second NATO member state that already supplies Ukraine with arms, saw "Israel" spending millions of dollars on military assistance to Ukraine.
Former Russian President and senior Russian Security Council member Dmitry Medvedev in October warned "Israel" against providing weapons to Ukraine threatening that any move to boost Kiev's arsenal would severely damage bilateral relations.
Following Russian threats to "Tel Aviv", senior advisor to the Ukrainian President, Mikhail Podolyak, slammed the Israeli decision not to supply Ukraine with air defense systems, stating that "Israel chose to be on the wrong side of history," and that it, "causes great disappointment in Ukrainian society."
The Israeli occupation also agreed to allow NATO to supply Kiev with weapons that have Israeli-produced components, such as optical equipment and fire monitoring systems, Haaretz said.
Exactly a month ago, Israeli occupation so-called Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai called on "Israel" to arm Ukraine, as NATO and US are doing.
Shai was the Israeli occupation forces spokesperson during the Gulf War in 1991 and was labeled by Israeli occupation media as the IOF's "most trusted voice during the Gulf War."
"There is no longer any doubt where Israel should stand in this bloody conflict. The time has come for Ukraine to receive military aid as well, just as the USA and NATO countries provide," he said in a tweet on his personal account.
Israeli mercenaries, weapons in Ukraine
Last April, videos shared on social media appeared to show several Israelis fighting alongside Ukrainian forces and thanking "Israel" for its assistance.
The videos, which went viral, showed the men dressed in Ukrainian military uniforms in an unspecified forested area.
Hundreds of Israelis are thought to have traveled to Ukraine to join volunteer units following the war in Ukraine, but the exact numbers are unknown.
In addition to the substantial evidence of "Israel's" involvement in the war in Ukraine in favor of Kiev against Russia, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported last March that a secret Israeli training unit of elite graduates is training Ukrainians to fight the Russian army.