FACT CHECK: Did Israel Provide Cruise Missiles To Ukraine?

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

A video shared on Facebook claims Israel provided cruise missiles to Ukraine during its campaign defending against Russia.

Verdict: False

Israel has refused to provide weaponry, such as Iron Dome systems, to Ukraine. There is no evidence they have walked back these statements.

Fact Check:

Iran has provided Russia with drones and missiles, according to CNN. Iran has denied providing weaponry to Russia, though a senior Biden administration official told The New Yorker that Iran has escalated its support of Russia and sent trainers to Crimea.

The Facebook video, viewed more than 19,000 times, claims Israel has provided long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine. “What Putin feared happened to him- Finally Israel Sends Long Range Cruise Mi$$iles to Ukraine,” the post’s caption reads.

However, there is no evidence Israel has provided weapons to Ukraine. If Israel had provided cruise missiles to Ukraine, media outlets would have covered it, yet none have. Neither the Israeli Ministry of Defense nor the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has not released any statements announcing that Israel had sent missiles to Ukraine.

Oryx, a military analysis website that tracks material losses in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, has not listed any cruise missiles being sent to Ukraine from the United States or other western countries. Some countries, such as Great Britain, have provided surface-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles and other types of missiles.

Israel has blocked anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and other types of weaponry from being sent to Ukraine, according to Oryx. The country has also refused to sell Iron Dome missile defense systems to Ukraine, The Washington Post reported. (RELATED: Does This Photo Show A Gepard Tank Firing At The Sky In Ukraine?)

Misinformation around the Russia-Ukrainian conflict is not new. Check Your Fact recently fact-checked a video claiming to show footage that proved the war was staged.

Elias Atienza

Senior Reporter
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