Ukrainian military using Israeli-made armored vehicles in Kherson
The Israeli occupation has been proven to be arming Ukraine once again despite repeated denial from "Tel Aviv" about the matter.
The Ukrainian armed forces were found to be using the Israeli-made Gaia Amir Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle in the Kherson region of Russia as reported by both Ukrainian and Israeli media on Saturday.
Photos and videos of the MRAP in use were published on various social media platforms, proving that the Israeli occupation has been supplying Kiev with weapons under the table.
Published photos show an armored vehicle parked among residential buildings in an unspecified village in Kherson as Russia says that its forces are withdrawing from the region recently added to Russia's territories.
The vehicle has a rotary turret with a machine gun mounted on top, hidden by a camouflage net.
A rotary turret with a machine gun is mounted on top and hidden by a camouflage net. It is noted that these pictures were made in the Kherson region.
The delivery of the Israeli-made armored vehicles into Ukraine went unreported from either side, and it is not known how long this has been going on.
The MRAP can carry up to 12 people, weighing up to 14 tons with a carrying capacity of up to 12.4 tons.
The Israeli Amir is based on a Ford F550 chassis, a commercial vehicle, with independent suspension. Its main purpose includes transporting personnel, evacuating wounded soldiers, delivering cargo to the frontline, and conducting reconnaissance.
#Ukraine: To make today even more notable- for the first time ever Ukrainian forces were spotted using Israeli-made military vehicles! Here we see an Israeli GAIA Amir MRAP 🇮🇱, currently deployed in #Kherson Oblast.— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) November 11, 2022
There is no information how these vehicles appeared in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/yhoAH8J30M
Ukraine has long been asking the Israeli occupation for help in terms of arms and munition and all sorts of defense systems.
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.
Ukrainian Ambassador to "Israel" Yevgen Korniychuk told The Hill newspaper late last month during a phone call 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.
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.
Earlier in October, the Israeli occupation's ambassador to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky, had said 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. However, this did not stop Kiev from later sending an official note to the Israeli occupation requesting immediate air defense supplies and cooperation in the security sector.
Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Saar responded to the note while on Israeli broadcaster Army Radio, saying "Tel Aviv's" support for Ukraine "does not include weapons systems and weaponry. And there is no change to that position."
Former Russian President and senior Security Council of Russia member Dmitry Medvedev warned "Israel" against providing weapons to Ukraine threatening that any move to boost Kiev's arsenal would severely damage bilateral relations.
Ukrainian and Israeli statements, however, come in contradiction to numerous Israeli media reports about military cooperation between the two.
It comes even in the form of official statements, as 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."
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.
Meanwhile, the occupation has been pumping mercenaries and weapons into Ukraine since April.
Videos shared on social media in April 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.