The meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly was described as “cordial” by Netanyahu’s office, and in it the head of government “made it clear that Israel will continue to help Ukraine on humanitarian issues, including the treatment of landmines.” ».
Zelensky, for his part, called on Netanyahu to increase Israel’s support for Ukraine, including support with military and defense materials, which the Jewish state has so far refused due to its close agreement with Moscow in the region.
Israel, unlike most Western countries, has a relatively lukewarm position in the Ukrainian war by not breaking off relations with Russia, with which it coordinates to attack Iranian forces or militias allied with Tehran in Syria, which it considers strategic and does not want to give up.
For this reason, he refused to send weapons to Ukraine and cut off relations with Moscow, which is unpleasant for Kiev, which has long been asked by Israel to sell him components of its air defense system – one of the most advanced in the world. World.to counter Russian missile and drone attacks – some of them Iranian.
However, the Israeli government has so far avoided this step, citing national security issues, in order to avoid confrontation with Russia.
Since the beginning of the war, Israel has sent medical equipment and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and Kiev recently deployed an Israeli advance warning system that allows the population to get more accurate information about the trajectory of missiles and drones. EFE and Aurora