Air assistance

Zelensky talks with Duda about military assistance to Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that the Russian invaders could pose a high risk threat to some European countries, if international partners delay military assistance to Ukraine.

He said this during a videoconference with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, reports Ukrinform, referring to the press service of the Ukrainian President.

“If the partners do not help Ukraine with planes and tanks, and they have such opportunities, there is a high risk that Russian troops will pose not only a missile threat to the territory of our neighbors – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Baltic states, but also a direct general military threat. On their borders, near their cities. And they will go further,” said the Ukrainian president.

Zelensky reiterated the need to prevent aerial bombardment of Ukrainian cities. He expressed disappointment that Soviet-made aircraft available in Eastern European countries, especially Poland, have not yet been handed over to Ukraine. Although these countries and the United States have publicly declared that they are ready to make such a decision.

“The price of delayed planes is thousands of Ukrainian lives, which we are losing due to missiles and airstrikes on peaceful Ukrainian cities,” Zelensky said.

According to him, long-range aircraft, tanks and air defense systems would allow Ukraine to truly defend freedom throughout Ukraine and radically change the course of hostilities.

“If the partners do not help Ukraine with planes and tanks, and they have such opportunities, there is a high risk that Russian troops will pose not only a missile threat to the territory of our neighbors – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Baltic states, but also a direct general military threat. On their borders, near their cities. And they will go further,” Zelensky said.

The war with the Russian invaders has been going on in Ukraine since February 24.

Photo: Office of the President