Ukraine faces critical shortage of military equipment, including missiles - Ambassador Markarova
Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, says that Ukrainian soldiers critically lack military equipment, including missiles, to defend the country
Bloomberg reported the information.
At the same time, Markarova expressed optimism that U.S. lawmakers would break the deadlock and provide assistance to Ukraine.
"We still have enough people who want to fight — there is no choice, actually for us, we are defending our homes — but we’re running out of equipment, especially missiles and interceptors," said the ambassador.
When asked what Ukraine would do if former President Donald Trump were to return to office, the ambassador said that Ukraine should thank him for providing Javelin missiles during his administration.
"It’s a democracy — we will work with the president that the American people will elect,” she said. “The fight for freedom, the fight for independence, fight for democracy and the values that we share — it has been, and we will work very hard to have it be, bipartisan. It’s an all-American issue," Markarova added.
Recently, Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov wrote to his EU counterparts and warned of a critical shortage of artillery shells.