Israel to send new shipment of defensive equipment to Ukraine

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved a new batch of defensive aid to Ukrainian emergency services, his office says.

The aid package will include 1,500 helmets, 1,500 protective vests, hundreds of mine protection suits, 1,000 gas masks and dozens of hazmat filtration systems, according to Gantz’s office.

Israel has so far avoided providing direct military aid to Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion.

The protective equipment will be transferred to the country in the coming weeks, the Defense Ministry says.

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