President of Ukraine

Ukraine needs supply of weapons from partner countries be accelerated – President

16 April 2022 - 22:04

Ukraine needs supply of weapons from partner countries be accelerated – President

Ukraine needs the supply of various types of weapons from partner countries be accelerated, because the lives of Ukrainians and the further success of our country in the fight against the aggressor depend on it. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with Ukrainian media.

The head of state said that the people of some countries, which were hesitant about the supply of weapons to Ukraine, began to put pressure on the government, and this allowed accelerating this process.

"From the moment they say that we (governments or parliaments) have decided to confirm the supply of weapons to Ukraine, to the moment when these weapons are already in our arsenal, in our army, two or three weeks may pass. This is a very long process," Zelenskyy said.

The President said that in some parts of the front, in particular in the Joint Forces Operation area or in Mariupol, new weapons are required as soon as possible, and there is no time to wait.

"People say: we need help now, it is a matter of one, two, or three days, and people (from partner countries) say: everything is fine, we will give you in May. What they are counting on? That we will fight for months? Years of war? Some of them are probably counting on it. But for us, the acceleration (of the supply) of weapons is a very important moment," the Head of State said.

Zelenskyy said that recently the rhetoric of some countries regarding the supply of weapons to Ukraine has changed in our favor.

"We have changed this rhetoric. Some changed it because of the pressure of the people… Because of this pressure, they also changed the process and unblocked the supply," he said.

The President said that Ukraine receives weapons from other countries, but these weapons are still not enough.

"The United States, the United Kingdom, Poland and several other countries support us very well today. But they can do more, much more. And the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic support honestly and openly," the President said.

Zelenskyy also expressed confidence that Ukraine will have no problems with the supply of new weapons.

"We will not have a problem with weapons, any weapons, upgraded one. This is the feeling I have judging the signals we had," the President of Ukraine said.