The ukrainian government asked this Wednesday West a “significant” increase in military aid after pro-Russian authorities in four occupied regions proclaimed victory in illegal annexation referendums.
“Ukraine calls on the EU, NATO and the Group of Seven to increase their pressure on Russia immediately and significantly, including the imposition of new harsh sanctionsand significantly increase your military aid to Ukraine“, He said Ministry of Foreign Affairs it’s a statement.
The ministry spoke in particular of “tanks, fighter planes, armored vehicles, long-range artillery, anti-aircraft material and anti-missile defense equipment.”
kyiv also called on “all states and international organizations immediately condemn the illegal actions of the Kremlin in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and increase the isolation of Russia.
On Tuesday night, Moscow-posted authorities in four occupied regions of Ukraine claimed victory in annexation referendums branded a “sham” by kyiv and its allies.
Meanwhile, the new Italian government under far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, said on Wednesday that Ukraine can count on your full support, in a message addressed to President Volodimir Zelensky.
“You know that you can count on our loyal support for the cause of the freedom of the Ukrainian people. Stay strong and keep your faith firm!” Meloni said in a tweet published in English on Tuesday night, in response to a message of congratulations for the victory in the elections sent by the Ukrainian president.
The outgoing Prime Minister, mario draghihas been one of the staunchest defenders of the sanctions of the European Union against Russia because of the conflict in Ukrainedespite his country’s dependence on Russian gas.
Rome has also sent weapons to help Kyiv against the forces of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
For his part, the president of UkraineVolodimir Zelensky stated that Russia is trying to delay the moment of failure in the war started on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“They felt they would lose, and they just they are trying to delay this moment, to ensure at least some activity on the front”, Zelensky pointed out in the daily video that he publishes every night for the Ukrainian citizenry.
Zelensky made reference, in this way, to the recent territorial losses that Russian troops are registering and the announcement of the call for hundreds of thousands of Russian reservists, a measure that has produced a social crisis in which thousands of residents are leaving the country.
In this sense, the Ukrainian president blamed the Russian Army for sending its citizens to their deaths. “Despite the obvious senselessness of the war for Russia and the occupiers’ loss of initiative, the command of the Russian army still leads them to death,” he declared.
“The constant attempts of the Russian offensive in the region of Donetsk They will surely go down in the history of wars as one of the most cynical murders of the soldiers themselves”, he criticized, after denouncing that Moscow it is depriving its citizens “of the most important thing: the right to life.”
These statements have been made Zelensky after explaining that the situation in the region of Donetsk is “particularly difficult.” “We are doing everything possible to stop enemy activity. This is where our number one goal is right now,” said the president.
(With information from AFP)
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