Brodsky said he was aware of the disappointment of some Ukrainian Jews in this regard, but that the restrictions on military support for Ukraine are a force majeure event.
“No government in Israel will jeopardize these interests of anyone else, including the Ukrainian ones,” Brodsky said. Since Israel is not part of NATO, its “situation is much more fragile,” the ambassador concluded.
Israel adhered until recently to a policy of neutrality in terms of economic sanctions against Russia in the context of the Ukraine crisis and in terms of arms supplies to Kyiv, unlike most EU countries and the United States. . At the end of November, a Ukrainian delegation visited Israel to discuss the issue of military supplies.
However, under pressure from Washington, Jerusalem has reportedly agreed to finance some strategic materials to supply Ukraine instead of transferring its anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine. It was reported that the payment for these materials was made through the mediation of one of the NATO countries.