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Zelenskyy reacted to Iran's attack on Israel

Zelenskyy reacted to Iran's attack on Israel Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned Iran's massive strike on Israel, according to his X account.

"Ukraine condemns Iran's attack on Israel using Shahed drones and missiles. We in Ukraine know all too well the horror of similar attacks from Russia, which employs the same Shahed drones and Russian missiles, employing the same tactic of mass air strikes," he wrote.

In his view, every effort must be made to prevent further escalation in the Middle East.

"Iran's actions threaten the entire region and the world just as Russia's actions pose the risk of expanding the war. The clear collusion of the two regimes in spreading terror must receive a decisive and united response from the world. The sound of Shahed drones, instruments of terror, is the same in the skies over the Middle East and Europe. This sound must be an alarm bell for the free world, demonstrating that only our unity and determination can save lives and prevent the spread of terror worldwide," emphasized the Ukrainian president.

He stressed that the world cannot wait while discussions continue because words do not stop drones or shoot down missiles.

"Only tangible assistance can do that. Assistance that we are waiting for. It is essential to strengthen security and resolutely resist all those who want to make terror the new norm. It is extremely important for the United States Congress to adopt the necessary decisions to strengthen America's allies at this critical time," Zelensky concluded.

Iran's strike on Israel

Iran launched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles at Israeli territory starting from the evening of April 13th.

It is worth noting that the reason for the massive strike was Israel's attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria on April 1st. Consequently, just two weeks later, Iran carried out an attack in response.

It was reported that "dozens of rockets" were launched from Lebanon towards northern Israel, and in response, the IDF struck a number of military structures in Lebanon. Attacks were also conducted from Iraq and Yemen. Overall, Iran unleashed over 300 drones and missiles on Israel.

Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, appealed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn Iran for its today's attack on Israel. Guterres condemned the "the serious escalation represented by the large-scale attack launched on Israel by the Islamic Republic of Iran."