Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Israel approving export licenses for anti-drone jamming systems that could help Ukraine counter Iranian drones used by Russia. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Yesterday it was reported that Israel approved export licenses for anti-drone jamming systems that could help Ukraine counter Iranian drones used by Russia. They're doing terrible damage, often aimed brutally at civilians who don't have a military consequence. During our CODEL’s recent visit to Israel, my eight colleagues and I pressed the Israeli government to take action along these lines.
We stressed that supporting Ukraine against Putin is essential for the security of all democracies. The decision by the Israeli government to approve export licenses for anti-drone jamming systems is very good news.
I urge Israel to do more to help our friends in Ukraine. President Zelenskyy has repeatedly asked for air defense systems that can counter missile barrages Putin is sending into Ukraine. I believe it’s critical that Israel responds to this request favorably.