In its fight against Russia’s military intrusion, the Ukrainian military is receiving anti-drone defense equipment from an Israeli defense contractor, according to a report by the Times of Israel. But there’s an intriguing twist in this: According to a report by Zman Yisrael, the Israeli defense contractor is sending the defense system via Poland.
An insider with the Israeli defense contractor claims that the equipment was transferred to Poland in order to get around Israel’s official policy of not selling cutting-edge weapons to Ukraine.
The deal was made to Poland, the business told the Israeli Defense Ministry. The corporation didn’t seem to realize that Poland was acting as a middleman who would ultimately deliver the weaponry to Ukraine.
The Times of Israel said that Ukrainian forces had been fending off Russian forces by employing the defense systems.
Defense sector sources emphasized that “advanced defensive technology” includes anti-drone systems, which are intended to deflect and intercept unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to this classification, the Israeli government and related private parties are prohibited from selling such weapons to Ukraine.
The Israeli Defense Ministry has opposed selling Ukraine offensive and cutting-edge defensive systems since Russia began its military incursion into Ukraine on February 24. It has justified its action by arguing that it would seriously harm Israel’s “delicate relations” with Moscow.
Israel is getting an early peek at what multipolarity may entail in the ensuing decades. Israel must exercise caution in view of Russia’s ascent and increased assertiveness in the Middle East and its immediate neighborhood. Because of Russia’s involvement in Syria, Israel and Russia have a de facto border.
Israel must therefore walk a geopolitical tightrope. Israel will need to reassess its foreign policy objectives as multipolarity becomes the standard in world affairs, even while Israeli business actors may align themselves with the Collective West. It has to start associating more with Eurasian countries like Russia and China and adopt a more impartial stance in its handling of international affairs.
Israel, one of America’s most renowned client states, must adapt to this new environment in light of the fact that the era of American unipolarity is finished.
Author: Scott Dowdy