Israel Rejects Ukraine’s Iron Dome Request

Israel Rejects Ukraine’s Iron Dome Request
Israel Rejects Ukraine’s Iron Dome Request

Israel has reportedly refused the transfer of an Iron Dome battery currently operated by the U.S. Army to Ukraine over worries it would damage its relations with Russia. Tel Aviv is keen not to upset Moscow amid the latter’s tension with Kyiv.


The matter demonstrates Jerusalem’s predicament since Russian deployment in Syria means the two countries share a border.
According to sources, the government believes the Biden administration and congressional leaders understand the need for Israel to tread lightly and exhibit “responsible and sensitive” behaviour when it comes to supplying its defensive weapon.
Israel Rejects Ukraine’s Iron Dome Request
The Iron Dome missile defence system was developed jointly by Israel with the Pentagon. The two countries’ agreement prohibits selling the technology to third parties without mutual approval.
Israel Rejects Ukraine’s Iron Dome Request