Ukraine’s Zelenskiy condemns Iranian attack on Israel

By Thomson Reuters Apr 14, 2024 | 7:12 AM

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday condemned Iran’s drone and missile attack on Israel, calling for efforts to prevent a further escalation in Middle East conflict.

“Iran’s actions threaten the entire region and the world, just as Russia’s actions threaten a larger conflict, and the obvious collaboration between the two regimes in spreading terror must face a resolute and united response from the world,” he wrote on social media platform X.

Iran has supplied thousands of Shahed kamikaze drones to Russia throughout its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. These have been used to exhaust Ukrainian air defences and hit infrastructure far from the front lines.

Zelenskiy repeated his call for the U.S. Congress to pass a stalled bill which would provide billions of dollars of military aid to Ukraine and Israel.

“The world cannot wait for discussions to go on. Words do not stop drones and do not intercept missiles. Only tangible assistance does,” he wrote.

(Reporting by Max Hunder; Editing by David Goodman)