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"World has made its decision": diplomat Bezsmertnyi explains how Ukraine will be helped to defeat Russia

18 January, 2024 Thursday
11:48

Diplomat Roman Bezsmertnyi believes that the decision to move the fighting to Russia has been established among the political elites of Europe

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He expressed this opinion on Espreso TV.

"In December 2023 and January of this year, the world was convinced that in a fight with Russia, it is necessary to move the war to the enemy's territory. This has already been stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who argued that Russia cannot be defeated unless military operations are transferred to Russian territory. Chancellor Scholz and British Prime Minister Sunak echoed the same theses. They spoke of Ukraine's right to conduct military operations on Russian territory and to strike Russian targets. Therefore, we can already say that the political elites of Europe have come to the conclusion that such actions are essential for Ukraine to win the war," explained Bezsmertnyi.

The diplomat emphasized that partners should speed up the supply of long-range weapons to Ukraine.

"So when this will happen, this year or in the coming months, is only a technical issue. Everything will depend on the supply of appropriate weapons. Because so far, the weapons that our partners are giving us are not enough to attack Russia. If the numbers Macron is talking about were multiplied by 20-30, then we could talk about something," he added.

  • On January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrived in Kyiv on a working visit. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Sunak signed the Agreement on Security Cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • Sunak also announced the largest package of defense aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, amounting to GBP 2.5 billion. The package includes additional air defense equipment, anti-tank weapons, long-range missiles, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The aid will also include training for thousands more Ukrainian soldiers.
  • On January 16, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would visit Ukraine in February, and also announced the transfer of 40 SCALP missiles and the signing of a security guarantee agreement.
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