Without long-range weapons, it is difficult for the Ukrainian army not only to advance on the battlefield and liberate territories from Russian occupiers, but also to carry out defensive actions, as the enemy has a distance advantage. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following talks with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in Prague.
"Without long-range weapons, it is difficult not only to fulfill an offensive mission, but also to conduct a defensive operation. This means that you are defending your land and cannot reach the appropriate distance to destroy your enemy. That is, the enemy has a distance advantage. That is why it is important, I would say, not only for offensive, but also for defensive and offensive actions of our military," the Head of State noted.
The President noted that in the course of negotiations with partners, he constantly emphasizes Ukraine's need for long-range weapons systems.
"First of all, we are talking about it with the United States. It depends only on them today. There is also a long-range munition. This is a slightly different thing. For some of the systems that we have, artillery systems. Now that is something we are talking about not only with the United States, but also with other partners," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.