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Zelenskiy says he is shocked by Israel's failure to give Ukraine weapons

World Sep 24, 2022 07:01PM ET
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© Reuters. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses Ukrainians about the prisoners of war (POWs) swap, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via RE

(Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he was "in shock" at Israel's failure to give Kyiv anti-missile systems to help counter Russian attacks, according to an interview made public on Saturday.

Zelenskiy has been asking for the weapons since shortly after the war started in February. He has mentioned Israel's Iron Dome system, often used to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza.

"I don't know what happened to Israel. I'm honestly, frankly - I am in shock, because I don't understand why they couldn't give us air defences," he said.

Zelenskiy made the remarks in an interview with French reporters on Wednesday. His office released a recording of the interview on Saturday.

Zelenskiy's comments were stronger than those he made in March, when he chided Israel for its reluctance to send weapons. At the time, Israel was non-committal, saying it would help Ukraine as much as it could.

Israel, which has condemned the Russian invasion, is wary of straining ties with Moscow, a powerbroker in neighbouring Syria where Israeli forces frequently attack pro-Iranian militia.

"I understand - they have a difficult situation, regarding the situation with Syria and Russia," Zelenskiy said, adding that he was not making accusations.

"I am stating the facts. My conversations with the Israeli leadership have done nothing to help Ukraine."

Zelenskiy says he is shocked by Israel's failure to give Ukraine weapons
 

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CS Greer
CSGreer Sep 25, 2022 4:01PM ET
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Israel can't get into the middle of that. It's obvious what would happen... Russia would start funding terrorism against Israel. Anybody that doesn't see that doesn't understand Russia's relations with Israel's enemies.
gab nea
gab nea Sep 25, 2022 7:25AM ET
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if israel won't help our allies, why do we give them billions yearly? to beat on the Palestinians?
gab nea
gab nea Sep 25, 2022 7:24AM ET
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israel is bowing to putin? I thought they were democratic!
Ken Roth
Ken Roth Sep 25, 2022 3:38AM ET
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Off course isreal has the right to choose to help but as we recall Isreal has been given help since we gave isreal a country in 1948. Due to holocaust. Isreal above others should support ukraine because isreal knows what fighting for freedom means
Isaac Hafez
Isaac Hafez Sep 25, 2022 2:44AM ET
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Israel deserves the right to choose who to help
Oleksii Trugov
Oleksii Trugov Sep 25, 2022 2:44AM ET
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Yes, it's your right. Just don't cry when you go down in history as a state that did not help an invaded country suffering from genocide whn you could.
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Sep 25, 2022 2:44AM ET
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What goes around comes around.
Isaac Hafez
Isaac Hafez Sep 25, 2022 2:43AM ET
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Many jews in Israel are old enough to remember the treatment they got from their Ukrainian neighboors 80 years ago… of course the ukrainains are not responsible for that now. But still the geopolitical situation of israel does not let them support ukraine in an open way
Oleksii Trugov
Oleksii Trugov Sep 25, 2022 2:43AM ET
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Such a garbage comment. There were nazi collaborators in almost every country. You're only right about one thing: it was 80 years ago and it has nothing to do with the current war.
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Sep 25, 2022 2:43AM ET
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Exactly right. Thank you.
david bauer
david bauer Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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Yeah…in shock…lets get into war with Russia just to ease Zelenskiys shock.
Oleksii Trugov
Oleksii Trugov Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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Another garbage comment. Many countries have been providing military aid to Ukraine. Did they "get into war"? So Iran can help russian terrorists with the kamikadze drones, but Israel cannot aid Ukraine?
david bauer
david bauer Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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Oleksii Trugov maybe instead of repling to people comments you dress up and go help your people? Or you prefer others to fight …and pay
Benjamin USA
Benjamin USA Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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david bauer Ukraine is doing Israel a favor anyway if it needs to be that way by absorbing Iranian drones that could be going to Israel
Benjamin USA
Benjamin USA Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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david bauer Ukraine is doing Israel a favor anyway if it needs to be that way by absorbing Iranian drones that could be going to Israel
Oleksii Trugov
Oleksii Trugov Sep 25, 2022 1:25AM ET
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david bauer  maybe instead of yapping your mouth about something you don't understand better go play Fortnite, kid?
Yellow Owl
Mystic_Owl Sep 25, 2022 1:00AM ET
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Maybe they want their people to be safe from alien wars? Not every nation wants to war.
Ferdinando Riboni
Ferdinando Riboni Sep 24, 2022 9:49PM ET
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Isreal must obey
jason xx
jason xx Sep 24, 2022 7:35PM ET
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Of course Israel is not going to "give" anything away 🙄
Santosh Oak
Santosh Oak Sep 24, 2022 7:35PM ET
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Why should Israel give anything AWAY? Did Ukraine do anything for Israel? No use crying.
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Sep 24, 2022 7:35PM ET
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@Santosh: He's perpetuating a trope.
 
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