Ukraine Calls on Allies to Send More Weapons
Headline Roundup April 7th, 2022
Ukraine is calling upon western allies for more heavy weaponry and continued economic sanctions against Russia as Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion enters its 43rd day.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is meeting with NATO members in Brussels Thursday to highlight these calls and remind NATO how Ukraine has shown the will and ability to blunt Russian advances. To date, the U.S. and other western countries have provided Ukraine with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons, but not tanks or aircraft that would require training Ukrainian troops for use.
The meeting comes as Russian and Ukrainian officials agree to establish 10 civilian evacuation routes, and as the UN General Assembly will vote on a resolution to ban Russia from its Human Rights Council over allegations that Russian troops have intentionally killed civilians.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he had only three items on his agenda Thursday for a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
“My agenda is very simple. It has only three items on it: weapons, weapons and weapons,” Mr. Kuleba said, standing next to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Over the past month of fighting since Russia’s invasion, Ukraine has demonstrated it has the will to fight and the skill to blunt Russian advances and even turn back the assault, Mr. Kuleba said.
“But without sustainable and sufficient supplies of all weapons requested by Ukraine, these wins will be accompanied with enormous sacrifices,” he said. “The more weapons we get,...
Ukraine told residents of its industrial heartland to leave while they still can and urged Western nations to send “weapons, weapons and weapons” Thursday after Russian forces withdrew from the shattered outskirts of Kyiv to regroup for an offensive in the country’s east.
Russia’s six-week-old invasion failed to take Ukraine’s capital quickly and achieve what Western countries say was President Vladimir Putin’s initial aim of ousting the Ukrainian government. Russia’s focus is now on the Donbas, a mostly Russian-speaking region in eastern Ukraine.
In Brussels, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged NATO...
Ukraine has called for more heavy weaponry from its western allies and “ruinous” sanctions against Moscow as EU member states prepared to halt Russian coal imports but remained divided over a more far-reaching energy ban.
“My agenda is very simple,” the Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said on Thursday before a meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels. It has only three items on it. It’s weapons, weapons, and weapons.”
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said new western sanctions especially from Europe did not go far enough and Russia would see them as “permission...