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Ukraine asks G7 for air defense similar to Israel

2024-04-17 09:14:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

Ukraine asks G7 for air defense similar to Israel

Ahead of the G7 meeting on the island of Capri in Italy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Western partners to provide Ukraine with urgently needed air defense against Russian drones and missiles. President Zelenskiy said that Western allies should defend Ukraine as they defended Israel against Iranian attacks.

Tajani: The situation in Israel is completely different

The host of the G7 meeting, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, dismissed Zelensky's comparison. "The situation in Israel is completely different from that in Ukraine.

Ukraine asks G7 for air defense similar to Israel

The Jordanian air force was mobilized because Iranian drones and missiles were flying over their territory, the Americans and the French raised their planes because they have bases in the region," Antonio Tajani told the Italian news agency ANSA. In Russia's war against Ukraine we are not a party, but we are defending NATO's eastern border. "We cannot do more, because we are not at war with Russia and it is not firing missiles and drones against NATO countries," said the minister. Italian Foreign.

Indirect supplies from Japan

During the meeting of the G7 meeting, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, will explain how the US administration can overcome the Republican blockade in the US Congress, because at the moment 60 billion euros of military and financial aid cannot be paid to Ukraine.

The three European partners of the G7, France, Great Britain and Germany, as well as Canada and Japan are expected to declare if and how they will increase their aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine asks G7 for air defense similar to Israel

According to Italian diplomats, Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko is expected to announce whether Japan will increase supplies of missiles to the US so that the Americans can send US-made weapons to the Ukrainian military. Japan's constitution prohibits direct supplies to warring parties, so the Japanese can only participate indirectly in supplying Ukraine./ DW

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