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Air defense missiles are in deficit: Ukraine's presidential adviser explains why Kyiv seeks help

13 April, 2024 Saturday
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Senior presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said that Ukraine is urgently seeking help from its allies to protect the country from Russian bombing

He told The Guardian about this.

According to Podolyak, Ukraine still has Patriot and Iris-T missiles, but the country is short of critical ammunition: "They are definitely in deficit."

In his opinion, the West must understand that Russia is "carrying out warfare against the civilian population", but there is a lack of condemnation from the international community.

"The Russians have completely destroyed one of the largest thermal power plants in Europe. But we don’t see any resolutions from the security council in the UN or any other proclamations like that," he said.

Podolyak also said he was confused by the lack of military assistance from the US, calling it "an odd situation for us". He believes that funding Ukraine would demonstrate "the reputation of the US as a global leader" and that reluctant Republicans should see it as an "investment" in that position.

  • Recently, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainian Defense Forces currently have enough weapons to defend themselves, not to counter-attack. There is also a lack of long-range ammunition.
  • Ukraine is in active talks on two Patriot and one SAMP/T, FM Kuleba says.

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