Contents tagged with Israel

  • Russian and Ukrainian aircraft help fight forest fires in Israel

    Both Russia and Ukraine have sent aircraft to Israel to help fight forest fires in Haifa.

    According to the Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations, two An-32P BFNC firefighting aircraft are active in putting out the forest fires that are raging near Haifa.

    The Russian Emergencies Ministry stated that Be-200 firefighting aircraft are also actively putting out the forest fires in Israel.

    Both Russia and Ukraine aircraft are often involved in fighting fires abroad, including in …

  • Drone presented to Medvedev provoked discord between Spain and Israel

    Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that Israel explain why Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was presented with a Spanish drone.

    According to El País, on November 10, the Russian prime minister visited the Agricultural Exhibition in Tel Aviv. In addition to fruits and vegetables, a Sniper drone produced in Spain was demonstrated to him.

    It was noted that Medvedev was so interested in the drone that the head of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, decided to give it …

  • Medvedev reaffirms Russia's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    During his visit to Palestine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Moscow supports the rights of the Palestinian people, RIA Novosti reported.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Medvedev stated, “Our country has consistently advocated for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

    Medvedev also reaffirmed Russia’s support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "It is extremely …

  • Medvedev: The delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran isn’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel

    The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran by Russia aren’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel. Russia isn’t interested in aggravating tensions and thus acts within current realities.

    ”No, they aren’t contrary. We have warm relations with Israel and intend to further develop them. For this, I’m going to Israel,” Medvedev stated in his interview with Israeli Channel 2, in response to the question of …

  • Netanyahu: Medvedev's visit shows relations between Russia and Israel are getting stronger

    According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the visit of his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to Israel next week shows that bilateral relations between the two countries are growing stronger, TASS reported.

    "Next week will see Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paying a visit to Israel. The talks demonstrate the continuing strengthening of bilateral relations with Russia," Netanyahu said on Sunday.

    During Medvedev’s visit on November 10, he plans to also meet with …

  • Moscow is ready to engage the leaders of Israel and Palestine in direct negotiations

    The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him of Moscow’s readiness to hold direct negotiations with the leader of Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a report on Al Watan’s online portal.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin informed me that he is ready to meet with Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow to hold direct negotiations,” El-Sisi said. The …

  • Israel fired at Russian drone after it crossed over from Syrian airspace

    Deutsche Welle has reported that a Russian drone had violated Israel’s airspace on the 17th of July.

    According to media reports, on the 7th of August, Russia acknowledged the violation and explained that it had been caused by a “human factor”.  The media continued to report that the issue had already been telephonically discussed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The media also reported that the Russian drone returned to Syrian airspace after …

  • Media: Russian jets intercepted Israeli aircraft over Syrian airspace

    Over the past several weeks, Russian fighter jets intercepted Israeli military aircraft over Syrian airspace on at least two occasions, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

    According to the newspaper, the issue of airspace violations was discussed during Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Moscow in March.

    Meanwhile, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he intended to discuss the strengthening of …

  • Media: US vetoed supply of Israeli drones to Russia reported that the US Administration vetoed further sales of Israeli-produced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia.

    According to knowledgeable sources, in the past month, Russian companies repeatedly contacted Israeli UAV producers, trying purchase more drones. However, after the Israeli Ministry of Defense verified the possible realization of such deals, it became clear that such agreements would be vetoed by America. Negotiations were suspended indefinitely.

    Earlier, …

  • Ukraine and Israeli company Orbit discuss upgrading Ukrainian military aircraft

    The work group for the Ukrainian Air Forces Command discussed the modernization of military aircraft and helicopters with representatives of the Israeli company, Orbit, according to the Ministry of Defense.

    As reported on Tuesday by the Press Service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, at the meeting with the Ukrainian Air Forces Command, the representatives of Orbit spoke about the company's activities, their developments and also introduced a new communications system, Orion, which is now …