Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that Russia is preparing a new wave of aggression, to increase pressure on Ukraine. He insisted that the international community must step up its response to Moscow’s aggression.
He said this in an address to the Ukrainian people.
“Our forces must retain the initiative in the war,” he said.
We remind you that Zelensky’s warning comes after Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine to help with its defenseannouncing on Wednesday that it would send 14 Leopard 2 battle tanks and approve requests from other countries to send them.
Germany hesitated to send tanks to Ukraine for weeks, despite pressure from Western allies. The German government had to approve sending the tanks to a non-NATO country before they could be delivered.
It appears that the administration of the US president Joe Biden is also ready to approve sending M1 Abrams battle tanks in Ukraine, canceling after calls from members of both parties for the tanks to be sent. The tanks probably won’t arrive in Ukraine for months, but details are still being worked out.
Zelensky said in his address on Tuesday, which came before Germany’s announcement, that Ukraine’s allies have the necessary number of tanks, necessary to increase the country’s defense against Russia.
“But it is important to see the reality: it is not about five, or ten, or fifteen tanks. The need is greater. Every day we do everything necessary to fill the deficit. And I am grateful to everyone who supports us in this , he said. However, the discussions must end with solutions,” Zelensky continued.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for 11 months now.