Zelensky hails 'positivity' in Israeli ties after intel sharing
Following a rough relationship marred with lots of ups and downs, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky decides to welcome positive relations with "Israel".
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated that he sees a "good trend" in Kiev's relations with "Israel" on Wednesday after the two exchanged information over alleged 400 Iranian drones that they claim Russia has utilized.
"So we are at the beginning of cooperation, this is a positive trend in relations with Israel," Zelensky said during a press conference in Kiev, adding that "after a long pause, I see us moving forward."
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He added, "Russia's dialogue includes 400 missiles instead of words," underlining at a joint press conference with Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
Zelensky's comments come two days after he criticized "Israel's" neutrality in the Ukraine war, saying the decision by Israeli leaders not to support Kiev had enhanced Russia's cooperation with Iran.
But today, feeling so blessed, Zelensky stated that Ukraine and "Israel" were now sharing key information.
"The intelligence data, which is now being discussed, once again confirms what our intelligence was aware of -- around 400 Iranian drones have already been used against the civilian population of Ukraine, 60-70 percent of them have been shot down," Zelensky said.
The head of Ukraine claimed that 60 to 70 percent of "those deadly [drones] were downed" by Kiev forces. Iran previously rebuffed efforts from the United Nations to look into the claims that it sold drones to Russia.
This comes after a senior Israeli official told The New York Times that the Israeli occupation was providing Ukraine with basic intelligence about Iranian drones allegedly used by the Russian forces, revealing that a private Israeli firm was providing Kiev with satellite imagery of the positions of the Russian troops.
Zelensky claimed that Russia was deploying almost 2,500 attack drones purchased from Iran. Despite Israeli and Ukrainian claims about alleged Iranian drones being used in the war in Ukraine, Tehran has repeatedly denied such accusations.
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