Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that his country needs Israel's David's Sling air defense system to defeat the Russian "Goliath". At the end of his video speech at the annual Munich Security Conference, Zelensky made a new request for military aid from Jerusalem. Syria, which Israel uses to prevent Iran from establishing a military presence on its northern border. In his last plea to Israel, Zelensky resorted to metaphor by comparing Ukraine to the oppressed David from the biblical fable who managed to defeat Goliath with a slingshot. This name was given to the system developed by Israel that can intercept rockets and missiles at a range of 40-300 kilometers. Israel has a multi-layered air defense system, including short-range Iron Dome and long-range Arrow and Patriot systems. Ukraine has asked Israel for various aspects of the system, but Zelensky, presumably for the sake of rhetoric, highlighted David's Sling on Friday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Get the email By signing up, you agree to the terms "We have no choice but to defeat the Russian Goliath. To be David is to fight, and we fight. To be David lives a slingshot to win," he said in English words. "We don't have the David's Sling from Israel yet, but I believe it's temporary." Zelensky met with visiting Foreign Minister Eli Cohen in Kiev on Thursday, and the latter stressed that Israel "supports Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty". Advertising The Ukrainian leader thanked Israel for humanitarian aid that exceeded NIS 80 million last year. He also asked Cohen to increase the number of wounded soldiers receiving treatment in Israel and to allow 15,000 Ukrainians to enter Israel with work permits. Military weapon requests were not included in the public readings. Cohen announced new support measures, including a $200 million loan guarantee for healthcare and civil infrastructure, and a commitment to develop an "intelligent early warning system." The airstrike warning system would be similar to the technology Israel uses to warn civilians of rocket attacks. The system is expected to reach Ukraine in 3-6 months. Cohen said Israel will submit a list of concrete measures, including reconstruction and water projects, in 3-4 months. Cohen's previous meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was reportedly not well received by Kiev, which was offended by the high-ranking Israeli diplomat's refusal to denounce Russia while visiting Bucha, where Russian forces d hundreds of people. Advertising “As I promised, Israel will increase its aid to Ukraine and assist reconstruction efforts. I am confident that my visit will strengthen the ties between the countries," he said. Except for the Israel-focused statement at the end, Zelensky's request for additional military support was directed at all Western countries. Zelenskiy, who warned that delays would come to Russia's advantage as the first anniversary of the occupation approaches, said, "There is no alternative to speed because it is the speed on which life depends." Ukraine relies on Western weapons to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin's ambition to secure control of vast swaths of the country, which has become a test of foreign governments' determination amid rising financial costs. About 40 heads of state and government, as well as politicians and security experts from nearly 100 countries, including the USA, Europe and China, will attend the three-day Munich Security Conference. "The Kremlin may disturb the security and peace of everyone represented here in Munich," Zelensky warned. For the first time in twenty years, the conference organizers did not invite Russian officials to Munich. Western countries tried to isolate Russia diplomatically upon the invasion of Ukraine that started on February 24, 2022. US Vice President Kamala Harris was to join the leaders of France, Germany and the UK at the Munich conference. Advertising At the same conference held a few days before Putin sent troops to Ukraine last year, Harris shared the warnings that the United States was about to attack Russia's neighbor and said, “This forum has not been convened under such difficult conditions since the end of the Cold War. ” In a speech scheduled for Saturday, the White House said the US vice president will reveal what is at stake in the war and why it matters, and will support the cause of continuing US support for Ukraine as long as possible. After getting the West's commitment to tanks and more ammunition, Kiev is now hoping for fighter jets, but some countries are hesitant to send them. Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Union executive commission, said that the EU, which consists of 27 countries, has so far preserved unity on this issue. "I think everyone can see how important it is for Ukraine to win this war," Timmermans said. This is also important for our Europe, because Putin is not only attacking Ukraine, he is also attacking us for not supporting our values." He said it was important to make it clear that Europe would support Ukraine no matter how long the war lasted. "Putin is in a difficult situation," Timmermans said, adding that the Russian leader will try to exert serious military pressure on Ukraine in the coming weeks and months. Timmermans also expressed hope that China can put pressure on Russia to end the war.