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The West is still blocking the two most needed types of weapons

Jan 20, 2023

Ukraine has managed to unblock the provision of almost all types of weapons by partners, except for combat fighters and long-range missiles.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this during a panel discussion at the Ukrainian House in Davos, Switzerland, Ukrinform reported.

"Yes, it takes time, and yes, we wish it didn't take so long for partners to make a decision, but in the end, we get everything we ask for except two big things that have not yet been unlocked in principle - Western fighter jets and long-range missiles. Everything else has been unblocked in one form or another," the head of Ukrainian diplomacy said.

Kuleba noted that at the beginning of a full-scale war, almost all conversations with potential supplier countries began with objections, especially when it came to the most sophisticated types of weapons. As an example, he cited Sweden and its decision to provide Ukraine with Archer self-propelled artillery units.


Another unblocked issue the foreign minister said was the provision of tanks, which required significant diplomatic and diaspora efforts.

"We see things accelerating... When we unblock the long-range missiles and aircraft - I am absolutely convinced of that - our list of the most needed weapons will be complete," the minister concluded.

Author - Olena Madiak, 20/01/2023

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