Israel Sends Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday. (Yoav Ari Dudkevitch/POOL)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Israel is sending 100 tons of humanitarian aid to assist civilians caught up in the fighting in Ukraine.

Bennett told a meeting of his Cabinet Sunday that the aid includes medical equipment and medicine, tents, sleeping bags and blankets.

Bennett did not comment on a report by Kan News, which said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked the Israeli leader to mediate talks on ending the crisis with Russia. Bennett’s office confirmed there had been a call but declined to comment on the report. The Ukraine Embassy could not immediately be reached for comment.

Bennett has trod carefully in his public comments on Russia’s invasion. He has voiced support for Ukrainian civilians but has stopped short of condemning Russia. Israeli relies on Russia for security coordination in Syria, where Russia has a military presence and where Israel frequently strikes hostile targets.


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