Putin warns Israel against selling weapons to Ukraine
Earlier this week, I reported that there is talk of Israel selling advanced weapons systems to Ukraine and Georgia
in response to Russia selling the S-300 missile defense system to Iran. Vladimir Putin has taken notice, and the leader of the world's only superpower is warning Israel against making such weapons sales
Speaking to official state media in Russia, Putin said that any such
deals between Israel and Ukraine would be “counterproductive” and would
“only cause a new round of hostility.”
“The death toll would
rise, but the result would not change,” Putin was quoted as telling
Rossiya, the official state-run television channel.
“It’s a choice for the Israeli leadership to make, they can do what they see necessary,” Putin said.
Something tells me that Putin doesn't really want a direct confrontation with Israel. He just wants money from Iran. Perhaps we should offer to buy the S-300 instead?
Labels: arms sales, Georgia, Iran, Iranian nuclear threat, Israel, Russia, S-300 missile defense system, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin