Israel’s Defense Ministry says it has delivered three additional armored ambulances to Ukraine’s emergency services today amid Russia’s nearly year-long invasion of the country.
One such ambulance from Israel, which was delivered several weeks ago, “is already assisting rescue forces in life-saving activities,” the ministry says.
The bulletproof Mercedes Sprinter ambulances are armored by the Israeli Plasan Re’em company.
Jerusalem has so far avoided providing direct military aid to Kyiv — including offensive arms or advanced defensive technology — since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 last year, in an attempt to avoid sparking a crisis with Moscow.
Israel has, however, provided defensive equipment to Ukraine’s emergency and rescue forces as well as tons of humanitarian aid, and set up a field hospital in western Ukraine for several weeks.