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Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls on Israel to act against Russia-Iran alliance

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on Israel to take action against the emerging Russia-Iran alliance and supply his country with missile defense systems.
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Addressing the Haaretz Democracy Conference today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned of an increasing Iranian threat. He reminded listeners of the events of Oct. 17, when 15 Russian cruise missiles and 42 Iranian combat drones hit essential infrastructure as well as residential buildings, including a 120-year-old building in Kyiv built by a pillar of the Jewish community.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, said Zelenskyy, Russia had ordered about 2,000 Shahed attack drones from Iran in addition to missiles and other drones. Iranian instructors, he added, came to Russia to demonstrate how to use the unmanned vehicles.

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