“West Drops the Ball on Providing Arms,” Says Zelensky

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has once again lamented the lack of arms support from the West in the fight against the Russian invasion, reported dpa.

"Our partners have certain weapons that we need today in order to survive. And I simply don't understand why we don't get these weapons," said Zelensky, who was in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper and other Axel Springer media.

He had recently repeatedly called for more air defence systems and ammunition.

Zelensky visited the Kharkiv region, which has been hit by Russian attacks, to point out the damage to the energy infrastructure and problems with the power supply. According to the interview for Welt, Politico, Business Insider and Onet, he also made it clear that he continues to hope for Germany's long-range Taurus cruise missiles.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, had rejected delivery of the Taurus weapons system.

"As far as I understand it, the Chancellor says that Germany is not a nuclear power and that it is the most powerful weapon system in Germany," said Zelensky, appearing to suggest that the German rejection of Taurus deliveries is connected with Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear threats.

Putin has been waging his war against Ukraine for more than two years. Zelensky continues to hope for billions of dollars in US aid for the war. Russia has considerably greater weapons stockpiles and more people to send to the front.

"But the united West has the modern weapons systems," said Zelensky. Russia could be defeated with them and Ukraine could win.

Zelensky also reportedly confirmed that Ukraine was planning a new counter-offensive to liberate its territories occupied by Russia. This would require more weapons, especially from the US.

The Ukrainian leader is also expecting former US president Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election later this year, to visit Ukraine soon. Trump has agreed to an invitation. However, no date has been set.

Zelensky had repeatedly stated that without help from the West, Ukraine would face defeat in the war. In the interview, he also said that he still wanted to stay in the country in the event of impending failure.

"I cannot leave my country. Under no circumstances," he said.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. MilaJohnson says

    It’s truly disheartening to see the West holding back crucial weapons that Ukraine urgently needs to defend itself. Zelensky’s frustration is completely justified, and it’s time for the international community to step up and support Ukraine in this critical time.

  2. MeganSmith_89 says

    It is truly devastating to see the West failing to provide the necessary arms support to Ukraine in their critical time of need. President Zelensky’s plea for weapons crucial for survival fell on deaf ears. The international community must step up and stand with Ukraine before it’s too late.

  3. AlexandraJohnson87 says

    In my opinion, Zelensky is right to criticize the West for not providing the necessary arms support against the Russian invasion. It’s crucial to stand united in the face of aggression and provide the needed weapons for Ukraine to defend itself.

  4. EmilyJohnson says

    Why is the West not providing the necessary arms to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian invasion despite Zelensky’s repeated calls for more air defense systems and ammunition?

    1. JohnSmith says

      EmilyJohnson, the lack of arms support from the West for Ukraine is a complex issue involving various geopolitical considerations and diplomatic relations. It’s crucial for the international community to assess and address the situation with care and urgency.

  5. EmilyJohnson says

    “It’s truly disappointing to see the West failing to provide crucial arms support to Ukraine in this critical time of need. We must stand united and ensure that Ukraine receives the necessary weapons to defend itself against the Russian invasion,” expressed Zelensky passionately in the interview. His plea for more air defense systems and ammunition should not go unheard, especially considering the devastation caused by Russian attacks in the Kharkiv region. It’s imperative that we take action and support Ukraine in every possible way.”

  6. EmmaSmith23 says

    It’s truly disappointing to see the West failing to provide the much-needed arms to Ukraine in their critical time of need. Zelensky is right to question why these weapons are not being delivered promptly. International support is crucial in the fight against Russian aggression.

  7. CarolineSmith says

    It’s truly disappointing to see the continuous lack of urgency and commitment from the West in supporting Ukraine with crucial arms supplies. Volodymyr Zelensky’s frustration is understandable, as these weapons are vital for the survival of his country. The international community must act swiftly to prevent further devastation.

  8. AnnaJohnson says

    It’s truly disappointing to see the West failing to provide the necessary arms support to Ukraine. Zelensky is right to question why these crucial weapons are not being supplied. The situation in Ukraine demands immediate action and the West’s hesitance is alarming.

  9. Emily Smith says

    It’s truly disappointing to see the lack of support Ukraine is receiving in such a critical time. Zelensky’s frustration is understandable, and it’s crucial for the West to step up and provide the necessary arms to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.

  10. EmilyJohnson says

    “It’s frustrating to see how the West is failing to provide the necessary arms to support Ukraine. Zelensky’s plea for essential weapons and defense systems must be heard and acted upon immediately. The ongoing conflict demands swift and decisive action, and it’s disappointing that the international community is not stepping up to the plate,”

  11. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s disheartening to see the lack of support from the West towards Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion. Volodymyr Zelensky’s frustrations are justified, as the weapons needed for their survival should be provided without hesitation. The refusal of some countries to deliver crucial armaments only exacerbates the dire situation on the ground. Solidarity and action are essential in times of crisis like this.

  12. MariaJohnson says

    In my opinion, President Zelensky is right to point out the lack of arms support from the West. It is crucial for Ukraine to receive the necessary weapons to defend itself against the Russian invasion. The delay in providing such support is concerning and could have serious consequences for the conflict.

  13. ElenaJohnson23 says

    “It’s truly disheartening to see the West failing to provide essential arms to Ukraine in their time of need. Zelensky’s frustration is completely justified, and it’s high time for the international community to step up and support Ukraine in their fight against the Russian invasion.”

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