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Axios: Israel approved licenses for possible sale of anti-UAV systems to Kyiv

Israel export licenses approved for possible sale Ukraine countermeasure systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Write about it Axios citing unnamed Israeli and Ukrainian officials.

As the newspaper notes, Israel, for the first time since the start of the Russian special military operation, has approved licenses for the possible supply of weapons Kyiv, to which he had not given his consent before, despite repeated calls from Ukraine and Western countries. Permits have been issued to Elbit and Rafael.

According to the publication’s interlocutors, Israel approved the issuance of licenses in mid-February on the background of instructions from the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reconsider the position in relation to the conflict in Ukraine. Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen briefs Ukrainian President on licensing decision Vladimir Zelensky during a visit to Kyiv in February.

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At the same time, the Ukrainian official said that no agreement on this has yet been signed.

The systems proposed by Israel use electrical devices to jam and shoot down drones, they have a range of about 40 kilometers and can be installed near critical objects. Ukrainian officials say they would like more anti-missile systems from Israel. Tel Aviv stresses that the proposed systems are defensive and, if delivered, cannot be used directly against the Russian military.

The publication’s source said that Israel approved the sale of such weapons because of its willingness to test them against Iranian drones allegedly used in the conflict in Ukraine, as claimed by the West.

End of February Israel Today writingthat the new Israeli government is working behind the scenes with the Ukrainian authorities and not limiting itself to supplying the Ukrainian army only with humanitarian aid and protective equipment.

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