Western states and international organizations continue to provide important assistance to Ukraine, and it is grateful for this, but recently the country has been facing a delay in providing the necessary support, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video message published on his Telegram channel.
“Dear colleagues, don’t you think that we have fewer new successes than new delays in joint actions? Unfortunately it is so. And the Kremlin sees it. This moves us away from achieving peace,” Zelensky stressed.
Among the examples confirming this trend, he mentioned the delay in the supply of long-range missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the lack of progress in providing the Ukrainian army with modern fighter jets, delays in new sanctions against Russia, insufficient support for Ukraine’s idea to hold a summit to discuss the plan proposed by Kiev to resolve the conflict and promote European integration. countries.
The Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly asked Western countries to transfer modern fighter jets, but at present, not a single country has agreed to such deliveries. US President Joe Biden said that the Ukrainian army now needs not F-16 fighters, but other weapons – HIMARS, air defense and artillery. The reluctance to transfer long-range missiles to Kyiv in Western countries is explained by the danger of an escalation of the conflict.
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