Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov warned on Thursday that Moscow would react “accordingly” if Tel Aviv provided Kyiv with protective equipment, Israeli media reported.
“We are carefully checking this information and will respond accordingly if confirmed,” Viktorov told Russian state television.
The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed “anti-Russian” remarks by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine following the April 7 vote to suspend Russia from the HRC.
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Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted political sources in Tel Aviv as saying that Israeli security and military circles fear Russian reactions in Syria that affect coordination and cooperation between the two countries and hamper Israeli operations there. war-torn.
On Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that Israel would supply Ukraine with helmets and body armor.
“Gantz has approved the purchase of protective equipment … which will be transferred to Ukrainian rescue forces and civilian organizations,” his office said in a statement.
Eight weeks after the Russian invasion of #UkraineDefense Minister Benny Gantz announced that Jerusalem will provide Kyiv with protective gear for its relief and emergency organizations.https://t.co/L2lBDDNKux
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It came days after Russia summoned Israel’s ambassador to Moscow, Alexander Ben Zvi, to rebuke him after Israel backed Moscow’s suspension of the UN Human Rights Council. UN for its invasion of Ukraine.
In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it condemned “Israel’s illegal occupation and creeping annexation of Palestinian territories”.
(MEMO, PC, social media)