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Ukraine supporters slam ‘double standards’ after allies rush to defend Israel – POLITICO

“I am sure Ukraine will raise the argument that if a non-NATO country has benefited from air defense when attacked by a hostile adversary, why should Ukraine be treated any differently “Given the dire and urgent situation Ukraine is currently facing, this argument is quite convincing,” he added.

Asked why Britain could not offer the same kind of support it has given to Israel to Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told LBC radio on Thursday that this would represent a “dangerous escalation”.

But some Ukraine supporters dismissed that argument.

Responding to a tweet asking why the West has not shot down Russian drones and missiles, former French ambassador to Washington, Gérard Araud, wrote: “Good question indeed..”

As Kiev ministers plead with Western allies for more help, including on air defense, pro-Kiev allies have said the attack on Iran proves the problem is a lack of will and not abilities. “The Allies’ joint and resolute response shows how effective our joint efforts can be when there is enough will,” Tomáš Kopečný, the Czech envoy for Ukraine’s reconstruction, told POLITICO.

In Ukraine, where top commanders are now warning of deteriorating conditions at the front, the West’s coordinated response to the Iranian attack has been met with disbelief, rage and bitter mockery.

“So it was possible to hit the aggressor in the teeth together and at the same time and prevent the bloodiest war in the center of Europe after the Second World War from the very beginning?” » wrote Ukrainian opposition MP Viktoria Siumar in a Facebook post.

This article has been updated to add comments from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


Sara Adm

Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe.Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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