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Air defense for Ukraine is among top issues: Zelenskyy on talks in Washington

21 September, 2023 Thursday
18:10

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has emphasized that talks in Washington are crucial, and one of the most important issues will be the supply of air defense systems for the Armed Forces

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Zelenskyy wrote about this on Telegram.

"Last night, Russian terrorists delivered another massive attack. In particular, on the infrastructure. Most of the missiles were shot down. But only the majority. Not all of them. I am grateful to the rescuers who immediately began to eliminate the consequences of the hits. I am also grateful to every country that has already provided Ukraine with anti-missile systems. We are working to completely deprive Russia of its terrorist potential," the Ukrainian leader emphasized.

In Washington, Zelenskyy will ask for more air defense to protect peaceful Ukrainian settlements and equipment to the frontline. Another important issue will be the imposition of more sanctions on the aggressor country.

"More air defense. More sanctions. More support for Ukrainian soldiers on the front line.

Russian terror must lose," the President of Ukraine called for.

  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy began his visit to the United States on September 18. In particular, he took part in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, addressed the Security Council, and held a series of meetings with foreign leaders. On September 21, Zelenskyy will visit Washington, D.C., where he will address the Congress and meet with Joe Biden at the White House.
  • On the morning of September 21, Ukraine experienced two waves of missile attacks from the Russian Federation. There are victims in Kyiv, the Kyiv region, Cherkasy and Kharkiv. A hotel in Cherkasy was destroyed.
  • Russian troops launched a massive cruise missile attack across Ukraine. The enemy launched them from 10 Tu-95MS aircraft. The Ukrainian Air Force and Air Defense Forces destroyed most of the missiles.
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