President of Ukraine

Ukraine expects a joint decision of partners on the transfer of modern tanks - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

11 January 2023 - 19:48

Ukraine expects a joint decision of partners on the transfer of modern tanks - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine expects a joint decision of the partner countries on the transfer of modern tanks to strengthen the Armed Forces of Ukraine after the adoption of the relevant important decision by Poland. It was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a meeting with media representatives following the negotiations with the leaders of Poland and Lithuania in the format of the Lublin Triangle in Lviv.

"Indeed, there are very positive signals and very positive decisions. We expect a joint decision. One state cannot help us with "Leopards", because we are fighting against thousands of tanks of the Russian Federation. Our people have already shown that they are stronger even than Russian tanks. But it seems to me that our partners should cherish our people, as they are a treasure and a potential for victory in this war, and should not be reluctant to transfer this or that number of tanks to our country. I think it will happen," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted, answering questions from the media.

In his turn, President of Poland Andrzej Duda informed that his country had recently decided to transfer "Leopard" tanks to Ukraine.

"They will be provided within the coalition, because you know that it is necessary to obtain certain official consents. But first we need to build an international coalition, and we have decided to form this international coalition," he said.

Andrzej Duda expressed hope that other countries would shortly provide Ukraine with modern tanks as well.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that our state also hopes for further progress on the path of Euro-Atlantic integration.

"Today, solely support for Ukraine from colleagues in NATO and solely support in the form of rhetoric about open doors is not enough. Namely, it is not enough to motivate our state, and to be even more specific - it is not enough to motivate our warriors. Therefore, we need steps forward. We really expect powerful steps. We expect something more than just open doors," the Head of State said, answering the question about Ukraine’s expectations from the NATO Summit in July 2023 in Vilnius.

The President of Ukraine emphasized that not just words of support, but concrete actions and assistance of partners encourage Ukrainians to continue the struggle against the Russian aggressor and strengthen our resilience.