Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has renewed his almost weekly call for the West to do more to help his country in its fight against Russian forces.
Financial support still remains very important closely followed by a need for advanced fighter jets and associated trainers.
Speaking via a live link to defense leaders at a Denmark conference on Thursday, zelensky said: “The sooner we stop Russia, the sooner we can feel safe”.
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“We need armaments, munitions for our defense,” he added.
According to Breitbart: AP reports Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, who attended the conference in Denmark’s capital, told journalists that acquiring more fighter planes is the country’s priority right now.
“In the first stage, we need fighters. After that, demining,” Reznikov said.
The call comes after five and a half months of fighting and as main donor nations grapple with financial problems of their own with rising inflation cutting into budgets and discretionary spending power of governments and consumers alike.
Denmark co-hosted the daylong conference in Copenhagen with Britain and Ukraine. The AP report outlines British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the goal of the event was securing “concrete steps.”
He announced Britain will send more multiple launch rocket systems and guided missiles to Ukraine to help it resist Russia’s invasion.
Before the conference started, the Danish government said it would give Ukraine an extra 820 million kroner ($113 million), which would bring Denmark’s total contribution to the war effort to more than 3 billion kroner ($413 million).
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called it “a huge donation.”