Zelenskyy criticizes international hesitation in support

Zelenskyy criticizes international hesitation in support

Nearly eleven months after the Russian war of aggression began, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the international community of hesitating too much. “The time the free world needs to think is used by the terrorist state (Russia, note) to kill,” Zelenskyy said in a video address today at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the moment, the main focus is on anticipating Russia’s military mobilization.

Delivery must anticipate the “next Russian invasion”.

Zelenskyy demanded: “The supply of Western main battle tanks must prevent a further invasion with Russian main battle tanks.” This also applies to the supply of anti-aircraft systems. These must come before the “next Russian missile strikes”. Ukraine’s international contact group will meet in Ramstein, Germany, on Friday. It is also about more military aid to the attacked country.

Russia controls about 18% of Ukraine’s territory, including the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which it annexed in 2014. For a successful counter-offensive, Kyiv relies on the delivery of hundreds of main battle tanks from the Western.

Zelenskyy criticized that after the Russian attack on February 24, 2022, several days passed before the first sanctions were imposed. In 2014, the reaction to the Russian annexation of Crimea was still hesitant. “The world must not hesitate now or never,” warned Zelenskyy.