Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Jair Lapid about his country's request for defense systems. Kuleba wrote on Twitter that he had informed Lapid of the "unspeakable suffering, loss of life and destruction that Russian missiles and Iranian-design drones" had caused in his country.
The two discussed in detail Ukraine's request that Israel provide air and missile defense systems and technology.
Israel is largely holding back in Russia's war of aggression, which has been going on for almost eight months, so as not to jeopardize its relations with Moscow. Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai recently demanded that, in view of the Iranian supplies to Russia, Israel must deviate from this position and also supply Ukraine with weapons.
Kuleba on Twitter