Ukraine has received “about 10% of the weapons” it is asking its Western partners to face the Russian army on the ground, the defense ministry said today.
“Of the weapons we need, we have received about 10%,” Undersecretary of Defense Anna Maliar told Ukrainian television.
“The efforts made by Ukraine, the professionalism of our army, do not matter, without the help of our Western partners we will not be able to win this war,” he said.
Maliar said the problem of delays in deliveries should be resolved “because every day of delay is another day at the expense of the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, of our people.”
“We can not wait long because the situation is very difficult,” he said, especially in Donbas, where the Russians have been advancing for weeks and have almost taken full control of the Luhansk region. He also called for a “specific timetable” for deliveries and for Kiev’s Western allies to continue to support Ukraine financially and militarily.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again called on Western countries to send “more (…) more weapons” because “the Russians have ten times, a hundred times more.” The Ukrainian army “does not have enough long-range weapons” or tanks, he told Danish journalists via video call.