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Israel to Russia: You give Iran S-300, and we’ll give Ukraine something to shoot with too

Israel can unfreeze the contract on weapon systems sale to Ukraine and Georgia in response to Russia's decision to supply Iran with S-300.

According to Amir Rappaport, a military commentator at NRG referring to unnamed military sources, at this point such a move was never discussed, and it is only a possibility, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to NRG.

Israel has programs of military-technical cooperation both with Ukraine and Russia. Arms sales to Georgia were suspended in 2008.

It should be recalled that on April 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree which lifts the 5-year ban on the supply of Iran with the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. A ban on the supply of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to the Islamic republic was imposed by former President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010 due to sanctions against Iran imposed by the UN.

Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Strategic Affairs of Israel, in turn said that the agreement between Russia and Iran was a direct result of the negotiations in Lausanne and the expected "nuclear deal". "Instead of requiring Iran to stop supporting terrorism in the Middle East and around the world, it is allowed to buy modern weapons, which will only increase its aggression," said the Minister.