Supply of air defense systems to Ukraine should be ahead of Russia's next missile attacks - Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges world to speed up decision-making in Davos
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the world to make faster decisions and emphasized that "the mobilization of the world should be ahead of the next mobilization of Russia"
He said this at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The President of Ukraine noted that "the world cannot keep the pace with changes and challenges" and that it was quick and prompt decisions that gave a positive result in this war. He also emphasized: "Russia needed less than one second to start the war. The world needed days to react with first sanctions."
"The time the free world uses to think is used by the terrorist state to kill. Ukraine and its allies have been resisting it for almost a year. This period proved all our prompt actions brought positive results: the opening of European borders for Ukrainians; the grain deal; the energy unity. Together they saved millions of lives, not only in Ukraine," Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State emphasized that the provision of air defense and heavy weapons to Ukraine should be ahead of Russia's new missile attacks and that the tribunal against the terrorist state should prevent new crimes.
"Mobilization of the world must outpace the next military mobilization of our joint enemy. The supplying of Ukraine with air defense systems must outpace Russia’s next missile attacks. The supplies of Western tanks must outpace another invasion of Russian tanks. The restoration of security and peace in Ukraine must outpace Russia’s attack on security and peace in other countries. A tribunal for military crimes must prevent new ones. The expansion of NATO and the EU must outgo the spread of Russian aggression. We routinely defend values which some of the allies take for granted – as a fact of life. For us, the fact of life is the world in need of resolute and prompt steps," he said.
- President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that during the annual Davos forum, Ukraine would lobby for increased global pressure on Russia.