The United States asked Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant to negotiate with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexei Reznikov, writes Axios. This would be the first conversation between them in five months since Gallant took over.
The two ministers are expected to phone next week to discuss aid supplies to Ukraine. In this case, we are not talking about lethal weapons.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asked Galant to "do more" to help Ukraine, US sources told Axios. The fact that the call will take place is confirmed by an unnamed Ukrainian source of the publication. He says that before this, several Israeli officials met with Reznikov on the sidelines of the last meeting in the Rammstein format.
Recently, the Israeli publication Ynet reported , citing sources in the country's Ministry of Defense, that Israel could sell about 200 obsolete Merkava-2 and Merkava-3 tanks to "two European countries". Previously, these tanks have never been delivered to Europe. According to Ynet, the deal could be closed within a few months. Prior to this, combat vehicles were planned to be melted down.