Now Zelinsky begs the West for GETS and long-range missiles.

Ukrainian officials said last night that they expected Western allies to supply their armed forces with long-range missiles, while Britain, the United States, Germany and several other countries agreed to buy Kyiv’s long-sought tanks. Agreed to send the battalion.

Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak told The Daily Telegraph: ‘At the moment we are seeing a rapid change in the sentiments of the political elites of European countries… We will reach, I believe, without a doubt, long-range missiles. will reach an agreement.’

In a devastating blow to the Kremlin, a total of nine countries joined the UK. Agree to send tanks to destroy Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. The coalition came together just 48 hours after Boris Johnson protested in the Daily Mail, pleading with Britain’s allies to end their differences.

Germany will initially send 14 Leopard 2s to Ukraine, and aims to deliver a total of 80 tanks. In what Zielinski called a ‘historic day’, the US confirmed it would deliver 31 Abrams M1 tanks. Britain has already said it will send 14 Challenger 2 tanks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 24, 2022.

The US is sending dozens of M1A2 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks to help their war effort.

Germany will initially send 14 Leopard 2s to Ukraine, and aims to deliver a total of 80 tanks.

Podoliak’s bold claim came just hours after his boss Vladimir Zielinski He has openly urged NATO allies to send long-range missiles and jets to his war-torn country to help repel Russian troops.

In an overnight address, Zielinski said: ‘I have spoken to him. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today… We must also open the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine, this is important – we must increase our cooperation in artillery. This is a dream. And it’s a job.’

Zielinski earlier thanked Western powers for agreeing to supply tanks to his nation. Poland, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal have also offered to ship their stocks of the Leopard 2 after getting the green light from their German manufacturer.

Russia’s ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechaev, described Berlin’s decision as ‘very dangerous’ and said:Moves the conflict to a new level of conflict. and contradicts statements about the reluctance of German politicians to get involved.’

France has not yet committed to sending a squadron of its Leclerc tanks, but Emmanuel Macron is now under pressure to match his allies’ offer of heavy weapons.

On June 6, 2022, an ATACMS, a surface-to-surface missile, was fired at an undisclosed location in South Korea during a joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea.

The Allied fleet will face off against the Kremlin’s army of tank regiments – mostly its aging stock of T-62s and T-72s, but also its elite T-90 units.

Zielinski, who turned 45 on Wednesday, thanked German Chancellor Olaf Schulz and US leader Joe Biden. Decision to send heavy tanks to UkraineA few hours before the call for long-range missiles and jets.

“This is an important step on the road to victory,” the Ukrainian president tweeted, thanking Biden for his “powerful” decision.

He also urged Western countries to send tanks quickly and in sufficient quantities.

“Speed ​​and volume are now critical,” he said, referring to the deployment and training of troops.

“The terrorist state must lose,” Zelensky said, referring to Russia.

‘The more defensive support our heroes on the frontline receive from the world, the faster Russia’s aggression will end.’

The United States announced earlier on Wednesday that it would provide Ukraine with 31 Abrams tanks to help repel a Russian invasion, mirroring a similar move by Germany in the face of stern warnings from Moscow. .

The dual announcements come as a major relief to Kyiv, which has for months requested heavy Western tank support in the battle.

“A historic day,” Ukrainian presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak said on the messaging app Telegram. He added, ‘One of those days which will determine our future victory.

He also thanked Biden, Congress and the American people.

‘We will never forget it,’ he added. ‘Great times are coming.’

It came like this:

  • Russia captured the town of Soledar, its first major military advance in Ukraine since July last year, prompting fears it could make further advances.
  • Former Nato commander General Richard Sharif said the alliance’s task was to ensure that a war with Russia ‘remains cold and does not become a hot war that engulfs us all’.
  • Concerns were expressed that Germany’s withdrawal meant that tanks could arrive too late to ensure a Ukrainian offensive.
  • Ukrainian tank crews are coming to the UK to learn how to operate Challengers.

The supply of long-range missiles and fighter jets by the West would give Kyiv a considerable advantage over its Russian adversaries in eastern Ukraine.

Russia named the supply of dozens of tanks to Ukraine from the West. A ‘mere provocation’ And warned that the new NATO supply would ‘burn up like everything else’.

Russia’s ambassador yesterday hit out at Berlin’s decision to approve the shipment of Leopard 2 tanks, saying: ‘This very dangerous decision takes the conflict to a new level of confrontation, and the German Federation’s involvement in it. This contradicts the statements of German politicians about ambition. This.’

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov added: ‘This is a very disastrous plan’, referring to the ‘overly obvious assumption’ that the tanks would add to the Ukrainian army.

‘This is another misconception, a much deeper one,’ he predicted, predicting that the tanks would ‘burn up like all the other tanks… except that they would cost a lot more, and this European tax. will fall on the shoulders of the payers.’

Dr Justin Bronck, Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, Being able to field the new armored vehicles by early spring could allow Zielinski’s forces to ‘score decisive gains’, the Mail Online told Mail Online. Without incurring ‘crippling pawn losses’ against Russia.

The expert said Ukraine has a chance to win the war in 2023 but “if it can’t seize it because Western support is too little, too late”, then “the opportunity may not come again”.

After nearly two months of brutal but more geographically limited fighting in Ukraine, both sides appear to be preparing large numbers of troops for a new offensive.

Russian forces have killed and injured thousands of people. Repeated attacks were made on the towns of Soledar and Bakhmut.

They used heavy artillery and infantry attacks to make a slow, very expensive advance over shell-filled muddy trench lines that in many ways resembled World War I.

Zelenskiy is calling on Western allies to provide long-range missiles and jets to help their forces defeat the Russian aggressors (photo of US F-15 fighter jets)

Britain announced that it will deploy 14 of its Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks and train Ukrainian troops to use them.

Justin Bronck, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, analyzes the latest situation in a Mail Online article as Ukraine prepares for a major offensive in the spring and summer.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), accompanied by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin (L) and Moscow State University Rector Viktor Sadonichi, visit Moscow State University on the occasion of Students’ Day, January 25, 2023, in Moscow.

But while Ukraine has also suffered heavy losses defending these areas of Donbas, a key element of both sides’ strategies is to limit the amount of forces they commit.

Ukraine ended 2022 with two resoundingly successful countermeasures in the north and south. In the north, Kharkiv Oblast with the towns of Kupiansk, Izyum and Lyman was liberated.

Meanwhile, to the south, much of the Kherson region, including its capital, was liberated, as the Russian army was routed and eventually forced to retreat to the west bank of the Dnieper River.

But the effort took heavy casualties, especially among Ukraine’s elite brigades capable of large-scale mobile offensives.

Similarly, Russian casualties have been high, with recent Norwegian intelligence estimates of around 180,000 Russian soldiers killed, seriously wounded or captured since the start of the invasion.

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