Biden to ask Israel to increase military aid to Ukraine

Biden to ask Israel to increase military aid to Ukraine

© APA | Biden to ask Israel to increase military aid to Ukraine

# 14 July 2022 11:06 (UTC +04:00)

President Biden will ask acting Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid during their meeting in Jerusalem on Thursday to increase Israel's military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said in a briefing with reporters, APA reports citing Axios.

The issue of weapons supply is one of the last policy differences between the U.S. and Israel when it comes to the war in Ukraine.

Under pressure from the Biden administration, Israel has adjusted its policy toward Moscow and gradually taken a more pro-Ukraine position than it did when Russia began its invasion in February. But Israel has so far not supplied advanced weaponry to Ukraine.

Ukraine has also asked Israel several times for counter-drone systems, but the requests have been rejected. Before the war, Israel agreed to sell these systems to Ukraine, but the license was frozen when the invasion began.

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