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Putin Warns Israel Against Possible Lethal Arms Delivery To Kiev

Putin Warns Israel Against Possible Lethal Arms Delivery To Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin  has warned Israel against supplying weapons to the Ukrainian government,saying that the move would be counterproductive to efforts to reach peace in east Ukraine.

Press TV report: He issued the warning in an interview aired on Rossiya 1 TV on Saturday, saying that the move by Tel Aviv would be “counterproductive” and “only cause a new round of hostility.”

“The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,” Russia Today quoted the Russian leader as saying.

The remarks came after some Israeli politicians suggested that the regime might send lethal weapons to Ukraine in retaliation for Russia’s planned supply of S-300 missile system to Iran.

“It’s a choice for the Israeli leadership to make, they can do what they see necessary,” Putin said.

Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions in the east have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Russians and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations to silence the pro-Moscow forces in mid-April last year. The warring sides inked a ceasefire agreement in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, in February. Since then, both sides have, on numerous occasions, accused each other of breaking the truce.

On April 13, Putin signed a presidential decree paving the way for the long-overdue delivery of the S-300 systems to Iran.

During his annual televised question-and-answer session with the nation at Gostiny Dvor (Merchant Yard) exhibition hall in Moscow on April 16, Putin defended Moscow’s decision on the delivery, saying the S-300 systems are meant for deterrence.

 

  • Miguel Ramirez

    Putin warns Israel against delivering arms to Ukraine, while he proceeds with delivery of the S-300 weapons system to, of all countries, a known muslim terrorist, Iran. Arrogance and hypocrisy at its worst! Ukraine would use arms to defend itself and preserve it’s independence, and fight off those who want it integrated back to Russia. Iran would use arms for offense, particularly against Israel. I’m not going to say for sure that the Israelis are the good guys, but I know for sure the Iranians are the bad guys. Putin is definitely proving himself to be a politicking tyrant on a global scale.

    • Lloyd Kennedy

      Good guys / bad guys . Everything’s so black and white in the US . Iran hasn’t attacked another country in three hundred years. How many sovereign states has the US laid waste to in its quest for global hegemony since WW2 ?

    • gmatch

      You are the terrorist. Israel doesn’t exist it is a group of thugs who squat on other people’s land. What are you Latino macho?

  • gmatch

    Just go up front Gaza and give the Palestinians Russian weapons.