Israeli Iron Dome futile against Russian missiles: Ukraine defense
The infamous Israeli Iron Dome, once again, proves its ineffectiveness in combat.
Ukraine doesn't need the Israeli Iron Dome, the country's Defense Minister said on Saturday, contradicting previous comments by Kiev's Ambassador to "Israel".
Ukrainian Ambassador to "Israel" Yevgen Korniychuk stated in June that Kiev wishes to purchase "Israel's" Iron Dome air security system. "We need Israeli assistance... I mean military-technical support; we need Iron Dome... that will allow us to save our civilian women and children from Russian missile shelling on our territory," he said at the time.
On Saturday though, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told a Forbes summit that the Iron Dome would not be suitable for Ukraine.
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"We all know the example of Israel, which protects the sky quite well. We all know the name Iron Dome, but even it does not give 100% protection. In fact, I’ve been to Israel and talked to their manufacturers and state enterprises," Reznikov said. "Iron Dome was built [for protection] against slow, low-altitude, low-impact missiles that were basically made in garages. Iron Dome does not protect against cruise and ballistic missiles."
Last month, Yevhen Korniychuk, Ukraine's Ambassador to "Israel" held a press conference to express his disappointment with "Israel's" lackluster military aid to his country.
According to "Israel" Hayom, Korniychuk said he was disappointed with the lack of Israeli mobilization to aid his country, adding that what Ukraine needs most "is missile systems."
The Ambassador further explained that Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, is disappointed with "Israel's" actions.
"Israel likes to be proud that one of your own, a Jew, has become one of the most popular leaders in the world, President Zelensky, but I can tell you that in private circles he is disappointed with 'Israel' because his expectations for Israeli mobilization were much higher," Korniychuk clarified.