After tanks, Zelensky calls for long-range missiles and planes | War in Ukraine

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After tanks, Zelensky calls for long-range missiles and planes | War in Ukraine

A woman walking past graffiti in kyiv depicting a targeted anti-tank missile.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded long-range missiles and fighter jets from his Western allies on Wednesday after Washington and Berlin gave the green light to send heavy tanks to kyiv following a #x27;bitter discussions.

We must also allow the delivery of long-range missiles to Ukraine, this is important. We must also expand our cooperation in artillery and [make possible] the dispatch of fighter jets, Zelensky urged in his daily address posted on social media.

< p class="e-p">The Ukrainian leader said he repeated his request to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone interview.

Volodymyr Zelensky once again thanked US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for giving the go-ahead that day to send Western battle tanks to Ukraine, a first since the beginning of the war. Russian invasion, February 2022.

“I thank all our allies for their willingness to give us modern and much needed tanks. »

— Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

However, he was keen to point out that the key to overthrowing Russian forces on the battlefield, according to him, is now the speed and volume of deliveries of these heavy tanks to his army.

The key now is speed and volume: the speed of training our military, the speed of tank deliveries and the volume support, he hammered, while kyiv still requires several hundred tanks to be able to launch a counter-offensive against the Russians.

These announcements of deliveries of d' Western military equipment in kyiv comes as fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, where the Russian army has been on the offensive in recent days.

According to the Ukrainian president, who celebrated t turns 45 on Wednesday, his army has to face dozens of enemy attacks in the Donbass every day.

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