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After Securing Abrams Tanks, Here’s What Military Equipment Ukraine Wants Now


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After begging and pleading from numerous people, Ukraine secured tanks from the Biden administration.

Biden announced the United States would send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine to support their war effort against Russia.

Germany will supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks.

Western allies just settled on their decision to send tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday.

However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants more firepower for his regime.

He wants fighter jets now.

Zelenskyy is reportedly begging NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for more military weaponry.

“We have to unlock the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine, it is important for us to expand our cooperation in artillery, we have to achieve the supply of aircraft to Ukraine. And this is a dream. And this is a task,” he said.

Zelenskyy stated in his address:

The more defense support our heroes at the front receive from the world, the sooner Russia’s aggression will end and the more reliable the security guarantees for Ukraine and all our partners will be after the war.

The terrorist state must lose. The right to life must be protected. And it will be so.

There are two more important decisions today. The first is from the ECHR. The second is from UNESCO.

The European Court of Human Rights has announced its decision on the admissibility of the case concerning Russia’s seizure of the territories of the east of Ukraine in 2014 and the occupiers’ large-scale violation of human rights.

This is still an interim legal decision. But thanks to this decision, we have become closer to the day when Russia will be held accountable for its aggression, and on the same scale from a legal point of view as Russia has invested in this evil.

UNESCO has inscribed the historic center of Odesa on the World Heritage List. Moreover, on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Danger because of the war unleashed by Russia.

This international step will help us defend our Odesa. Ukraine and the world give protection. Russia can give nothing but terror and strikes. These are facts.

Today I had a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The conversation was primarily about our people who were forcibly deported to Russia by the occupiers. These are both adults and our children. The world needs a global mechanism of influence in such situations.

We need a mechanism to protect and return such people, to bring to justice all those responsible for deportation.

I am confident that the UN institutions can show their leadership in resolving this issue.

Today I would like to praise our units that continue to hold back the occupier’s attacks in the Donetsk region. This is where Russia is constantly trying to break our defense. Dozens of enemy attacks every day. And at least hundreds of examples of heroism of our warriors every day.

I thank the warriors of the 110th separate mechanized brigade, 79th separate air assault brigade, 35th separate marine brigade and 55th separate artillery brigade. Thank you, warriors, for your resilience and courage, which inspire the world to provide more and more assistance to Ukraine!

And one more thing. I would like to express gratitude for the very touching words of support and congratulations that I have heard and seen from so many different people. From the military. From the leaders and ordinary people. From all Ukrainians and foreigners. From colleagues now and colleagues before. Thank you all!

I think we have the same wish, in fact. A common wish. This is victory. We will do it. We are doing everything for the sake of Ukraine’s victory. And it will happen. I know it will.

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Glory to Ukraine!

CNBC reported:

Ukraine has made no secret of the fact that it would like to receive fighter jets — such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a multirole fighter aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force — from its allies to help it fight Russia.

Kyiv appears confident that, as with Western tanks, it will eventually be given F-16s too.

“We will get F-16s,” Yuriy Sak, an advisor to Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, told CNBC Thursday.

Sak said Kyiv expected there to be a similar approach to the tanks issue — essentially allies reluctant to give Ukraine fighter jets before an eventual agreement to do so, but said there was a hope that, in this case, the decision will be faster. “We hope that there will be no same mistakes, because we will get the F-16s,” he said.



 

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