Ukraine requires just one percent of aircraft and tanks that are stationed in NATO nations, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, blaming Kyiv’s Western allies for being hesitant in terms of military aid to Ukraine.
As per President Zelenskyy in one of his video addresses, “Only 1 percent of all NATO aircraft and 1 percent of all NATO tanks, 1 percent – we are not asking for more.”
During his speech to 27 European leaders released on Friday, President Zelenskyy criticized Hungary for declining to assist Kyiv with weapons and not permitting the transfer of weapons through Hungarian territory.
On Friday, Zelenskyy’s Chief of Staff, Andriy Yermak, said Kyiv was “very disappointed” with the NATO summit held earlier this week because it expected the alliance would show more courage and exercise additional measures to counter Russia.
On February 24, Russia called a special military operation in Ukraine after recognizing the Ukrainian breakaway regions of Donetsk as well as Luhansk as “independent Republics.” Russia maintains that its special operation aims to “demilitarize and “denazify” Ukraine and that only military infrastructure is being targeted and the civilian population is not in danger. Moscow has stressed that it has no plans to occupy Ukraine.
As per Russian President Vladimir Putin, the goal is to save the people of Donbas, “who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.”