President of Ukraine

In Brussels, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders to support the people of Israel

11 October 2023 - 13:11

In Brussels, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders to support the people of Israel

Before his meetings in Brussels, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders to visit Israel and support people affected by terrorist attacks.

Before the meetings at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance, the Head of State and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to the media. Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that during the meetings, he would raise the issue of strengthening Ukraine's air defense, providing long-range weapons and artillery. Attention will also be paid to the situation in Israel.

"I will have the opportunity to address all defense ministers on the Ramstein platform. About 50 representatives of defense ministries and their teams. We will talk about priorities, about how to push Russia out of our native land. There are priorities - air defense systems. There are very specific things that we need in very specific places on our land. To save people, to secure energy infrastructure, grain transit routes to Africa and Asia," the President said.

The second issue, according to the Head of State, will be the need to provide Ukraine with long-range weapons to push Russia out of Ukrainian territory.

"And the third point is defense. Just defending your country every day is not about a counteroffensive. A counteroffensive is one direction, but we also have to defend ourselves. Because we are facing Russia and its large army. This is primarily about artillery. Three very specific issues," he said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also said that there would be signals from Ukraine on the situation in Israel.

"I remember the first days of the full-scale war. It started with terrorist attacks from Belarus, then the Russian army came. It was the biggest tragedy for us. So many dead people, so many deaths. And it was very important not to be left alone. It can help save your nation, people, save lives. So my recommendation to the leaders is to go to Israel and support the people. I'm not talking about any institutions now. Just support people who suffered from terrorist attacks and are dying," the Head of State emphasized.