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Ukraine has enough weapons for a counteroffensive - Kuleba

Jun 5, 2023

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba claims that Ukraine has enough weapons to launch a counteroffensive against Russian forces, which will give the country the victory it needs to join the North Atlantic Alliance.

He said this in an interview with Reuters.

For several months now, Ukraine has been preparing for the upcoming assault to retake the territories occupied by Russia, using tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery provided by Western allies.

The Ukrainian foreign minister did not answer whether a counteroffensive had begun. According to him, the most important thing is not when it starts, but that it ends in a victory for Ukraine - which, the minister added, will make Kyiv's membership in the Alliance possible.


"NATO membership cannot stop this war, but NATO membership will stop further wars. That's why the best way to ensure security in the region is to come to the moment when Ukraine becomes a NATO member," Kuleba said.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy emphasized that NATO membership is the next big goal on Ukraine's agenda after it secured the future delivery of F-16 fighter jets.

"We have unlocked all the weapons... There is nothing big (in terms of weapons - ed.) left to fight for," he emphasized.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/06/2023

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