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Ukraine slams ‘complacency’ of Western donor countries

Please keep sending heavy artillery, heavy weapon systems, long-distance rockets, anti-ship rockets

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Kyiv:  The spokesperson for the Ukrainian military’s international legion on Monday slammed the Western donor countries for having a “sense of complacency” and said the country needs more support to defeat Russian troops.

Speaking at a press conference, Damien Magrou, spokesperson for the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine, said, “There’s a certain sense of complacency that seems to have fallen over our western partners that the arms deliveries that Ukraine has been already provided with are somehow enough to win the war.

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“They are not! They do not come near anything that would be close to enabling us to defeat the Russians on the battlefield.”

CNN quoted him as saying that Ukraine’s long-range artillery capability was severely lacking.

“Please keep sending heavy artillery, heavy weapon systems, long-distance rockets, anti-ship rockets. All of these things are needed today on the battlefield. They also were needed yesterday. The longer we wait, the more deaths there will be. And these deaths will be not only of Ukrainian armed forces but also our legioners,” he added.

Meanwhile, French President, who had said he would visit Ukraine, still has no confirmed plans.

On Monday, the Elysee Palace said, “The President said he would visit Ukraine at the appropriate moment. Several options are being studied, nothing is fixed at this stage.”

Since Russian invasion into Ukraine on February 24, several European leaders have visited Ukraine except for Macron.

According to CNN, the French president, who is currently chairing the European Union Council, has repeatedly said that he will travel to Ukraine when it is “useful.” 

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