Israel takes part in US-led exercise in Ukraine against S-300s, hooks up with US-Kiev ties

At a high point in the interplay of US-Russian rivalries between Syria and Ukraine, Israeli jets were discovered taking part in a Western air drill in Ukraine. On Thursday, Nov. 1, too, Moscow slapped down on Ukraine its most extensive sanctions ever against any country, a short time after sources in Jerusalem announced that Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko would soon come for a visit. These steps are building up for the forthcoming summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Paris on Nov. 11. The sanctions decree was therefore tactfully signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He ordered a freeze on the Russian assets of 322 Ukrainian politicians and officials and 68 businesses, in response to similar Ukrainian measures against Russians. They targeted President Petro Poroshenko’s son Olexiy, who manages the family businesses, presidential contender Yulia Tymoshenko, a highly influential voice in Ukraine politics and economy, the head of Ukraine’s SBU security service Vasil Hrytsak, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and billionaire tycoon Victor Pinchuk.

The Ukraine president last visited Israel three yeas ago, shortly after Russia expanded its military involvement in Syria. Relations cooled off thereafter, during a period of warm interaction between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Putin. Those friendly relations melted away under Moscow’s anger over the downing of the Russian spy plane off the Syrian coast on Sept. 17. It was vented in the flooding of Syria with advanced Russian S-300 air defense missiles. Since Moscow had clearly determined to  curb Israel’s air operations against Iranian targets in Syria and Putin snubbed all the prime minister’s overtures for a meeting to discuss the crisis, Netanyahu decided to change horses and revived his former ties with Kiev.

This week the Israeli air force was reported to be taking part in a US-led Clear Sky exercise in Ukraine that included practice maneuvers against Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense missiles.
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38 thoughts on “Israel takes part in US-led exercise in Ukraine against S-300s, hooks up with US-Kiev ties

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 9:46 at 9:46

    Congrats to the Israel military leaders, to work with the Fascist in power in Ukraine now… who.. in their tradition to their forfathers in the 2nd world War were part and parcel of the Holocaust…

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 9:55 at 9:55

      Fuck off stupid

      • Nov 2, 2018 @ 11:19 at 11:19

        Hard to tell, if SorryVienese is a regular troll on a Kremlin’s payroll (see a Stalin-state-sanctioned use of term “fascist”), or just some idiot zombified by russian state media propaganda. Based on diligently constructed nickname (nowhere to be found on the internet), I would opt for the first.
        …next time, I will probably need a Tor connection for this, hehe…

        • Nov 2, 2018 @ 14:46 at 14:46

          Go ahead , visit Galizia in Ukraine—- they will bring you all in American/Ukrainian caskets . Didn`t your morons in the government evacuated over 250,000 Jews after so called Maidan ??? Why anyone thinks , that there are any Jews left in Nazi Ukraine . Go ahead visit , they will treat you nice if you spill some money , but suggestion do not go to Lvov, Chernau , Cheshen , Ujgorod , Rovno , not to speak Romanian border towns .All full of American military Nazi supported by British Military Nazis, Dutch, French, Canadian , and who not . Enjoy the UPA -they just might kill you for fun.
          Bibi has become a nuisance, and he goes to places where native population lives , that is much older than Jews. Its all in Karpats , and when they will come down , they will clean all those Nazis , like they did to Roman empire, Turks, Pashas, Tataro Mongols , and present day idiots . So write and brag as much as you want , if one of those old tribes comes up , there will be no one left , and that includes Jews and Israel with piss through balloon never ending fighting , that are supporting the killing of native population –sound much like all those native Arabs that own the land , now called PLO??? . Good luck to you all and do not complain , since whatever might happen , will have nothing to do with Russians.

          • Nov 2, 2018 @ 23:33 at 23:33

            Wow mate, you spend a lot of time typing crap. Nobody here, definitely including you, know anything. We know nothing. Get off the computer and do something useful.

          • Nov 6, 2018 @ 3:56 at 3:56

            Yer definitely on a Russian troll payroll.; Dick! You been so closed up in your Kremlin world that you still haven´t realized how much bull shiite is among what you gibbered. Your beloved Russia killed more Jews than even Hitler. Arabs were Bedouin until 1925…so how they “owned land in Israel” is beyond me, considering the ottoman admit to conquering it…doesn’t that tell you that Arabs stole it?…or is that anti Kremlin policy at work?…dipstick.

      • Nov 7, 2018 @ 17:40 at 17:40

        Unfortunately he’s right.

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 15:46 at 15:46

      Poor Old Mis-Guided Poisonous Putin….Hitler thought he could Rule the world and was killed?
      The Russians have 99% of people calling for Russia,s Demise.
      The Brave Intelligent Israeli,s will show the world that the Faults in the S300 S400 S500 will all be destroyed so just wait andv see Mr Poison Putins/Russia Face… Dont Purchase these Faulty Russian bits of Metal…Facts not Fiction.

      • Nov 3, 2018 @ 17:23 at 17:23

        Putin has no desire to rule the world Putin along with others want to stop the USA from ruling the world. I do not want to upset you but Israel is in a pickel. If they use F 35s to attack Syria and lose some, the entire middle east will be on you and the USA will leave.

      • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:00 at 4:00

        Israel had so many enemies…notice how they are now uniting with some of the most powerful regional players after Russia Targets them? That does have to make Russia the most hated at moment. And yet, I always found Russian people warm and friendly as a rule. The moment Putin fires on Israel …. he will sound his own demise, as 1/3rd of Israels population are Russian Jews.

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 17:49 at 17:49

      And in the news today, Israel imports a major part of their oil from Iran. What a bunch of opportunistic hypocrites!

      • Nov 2, 2018 @ 18:33 at 18:33

        I am not sure how to say “oil” in Russian, please explain the difference between “масло” and “бензин”.

      • Nov 2, 2018 @ 23:36 at 23:36

        Real proof of that? If there is – it would all over the media which absolutely hates Israel. Full of shit mate.

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 21:06 at 21:06

      I am not my forefather. The US gave arms to Stalin. Often our allies are not pure, but are fighting common enemies who are even worse.

    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 13:05 at 13:05

      Japanese were the perpetrators of Pearl Harbor at the same point in history. Times change. So do alliances, Sir Troglodyte!

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 11:18 at 11:18

    Not really ‘hooking up” with Kiev – but more so with the US – this indicating to Putin that he’s not the only one who can undermine others. He’s an arsehole. Very interesting to see if these systems on both sides are any good.

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 13:07 at 13:07

      They are in fact so good an American pilot died in a mere exercise…

      • Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:18 at 15:18

        Helps to link to what you are referencing. If it is an reported fact and not Facebook echo chamber fake news that you repeat ad nauseam since it fits the narrative you are so invested in.

    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:03 at 4:03

      I will put my money on Israeli Tech any day. Its a proven reliability! Better than american or Russian.

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 11:51 at 11:51

    haha this is getting good the s300 is getting taken on by 4th gen planes

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 12:30 at 12:30

    The IAF DID NOT take part in the exercise Clear Sky 2018. The exercise concluded two weeks ago. The Debka report is 100% nonsense.

    • Nov 3, 2018 @ 11:05 at 11:05

      This would explain much! THANK you for clarifying. To err is human.

      • Nov 4, 2018 @ 8:49 at 8:49

        Why such error would be slighlty said a little naive … see the Wiesenthal Center in Wikipedia: “The_Holocaust_in_Ukraine”

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 13:31 at 13:31


  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 14:53 at 14:53

    S300 a couple of sand rats with a bow and arrow would be more effective

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 15:28 at 15:28

    Russia,s Mis -guided Poisonous Putin,s Anti- JEW Aggressive Hiltler Style attacks and Occupation by Russian troops is expected and he needs to be STOPPED NOW BY FORCE.
    I know Putin likes Poison and is is on LSD because of his Hitler Like Aggression as starting on all JEWS now…Wail..Facts not Fiction.

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 18:17 at 18:17

    My Father has spoken listen. to convert the lost so called Jews to stand before the altar of Me Jesus the True God. in Ukraine My Father converts the lost Nazi sheep to worship at the feet of the new Jerusalem temple of Baptist prophet Holy one BIlly Graham. Like Koreans who worship a Jewish god in America so now the Ukrainians worship with the Jew God Jesus. Amen. Fight the pinko commies Jew Gods unite!

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 20:48 at 20:48

    Israel was successful in being neutral in Syria’s internal war. Israel should be neutral in the Russia-Ukraine war. The Ukrainians hated and massacred Jews/Khazars for over 1000 years, the Russians did the same but to a lesser degree. The Syrians would love to destroy Israel. The sad truth is most nations hate Israel/Jews. These nations will successfully fight each other without Israel attempting to play one against the other one. One must assume that the Russian generals know that Israel can avoid/destroy the S-300 batteries even without proving it in Ukraine. Putin’s oil and junk arms sales are the only way he can keep paying his thugs. Poroshenko has his own (mostly Nazi) thugs to pay. We should be thankful to live in a time when the enemies of the Jews are happily destroying each other while the world Jewry has a sanctuary (Israel) to escape to from these wars.

    • Nov 2, 2018 @ 21:08 at 21:08

      The greatest (Jewish population number) sanctuary is in the New World, but this soon expires looking at the approximately 400 year Egyptian period.

      Coupling the Jew in America with Mayflower Compact, the 400 year template makes 2020 looks like a crucial period for Jews in America, and questions American situation following departure of Jews. Will 2020 see Israel with Genesis/Joshua 1 Covenant borders, following another Muslim muscle flexing?

      Will North America be prepared for EMP/HAMP impacts on food transport/distribution as aptly narrated in William Forschen’s ONE SECOND AFTER famine primer?

      • Nov 10, 2018 @ 23:29 at 23:29

        Get over it go cuddle your choo choo trains

  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 1:00 at 1:00

    Yes Isisrael buys oil from Iran.


  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 4:14 at 4:14

    Richard Silverstein. Are you kidding me? You are the epiddimy of a putz

  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:43 at 6:43

    Type “Stepan Bandera march” into your youtube search box.

  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 16:37 at 16:37

    Ibcan not believe that Israel is sending its solders to the fascistic Ukraine, to practice war against Russia. I just do not have any words. Shame, on our Jewish nation.

  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 14:06 at 14:06

    The Free Syrian Army needs MANPADS and Ukraine needs armaments from Israel. No more Putin getting in the way of this anymore.

    • Nov 5, 2018 @ 16:36 at 16:36

      I remember the Capture DEAD or ALIVE Cards done for Saddam Hussain ….The USA should Print more Cards to ask for the arrest of President Assad and POISON PUTIN for MASS MURDER and WAR crimes and Chemical Weapon useage against Civilians.. MASS Murder and Crimes against Humanity at the HAGUE.
      Poisonous PUTIN is a Murderour and has Blood and Poison on his hands just like Saddam Hussain and ASSAD…Facts not Fiction.

  • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:08 at 4:08

    Well…why would Israel have to go to Kiev when they did the real runs using the s300 systems that Greece has 2 years ago lol 😛

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