Russia has largely turned a blind eye to the Israeli air strikes, though ties between Jerusalem and Moscow have suffered as Israeli has condemned its invasion of its neighbor.
Reports in recent years have indicated plans to sell the system to other countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Azerbaijan.
On Friday, Reuters reported that Israel has sold another air defense system, Rafael’s SPYDER, to the UAE.
The Ukrainian president, who is Jewish, expressed surprise in the French interview at Israel’s position, given the links between the two countries.
“You know there are many people in Ukraine of Jewish origin, and there are a lot of Ukrainians in Israel.
Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have consistently pressed Israel on the issue since the Russian invasion on February 24.
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