Conflicts & War

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy asks Nato for military assistance ‘without restrictions’

Brussels, Mar 24 (EFE).- Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday called on Nato leaders to provide “military assistance without restrictions” in his country’s fight against Russian aggressors.

“To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs military assistance without restrictions. In the same way that Russia is using its full arsenal without restrictions against us,” Zelenskyy told Nato leaders gathered for an emergency summit in Brussels via a video link.

One month since Russian president Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Zelenskyy said his demands to Nato have not been met.

The president thanked Nato for the military assistance provided so far, but demanded for more offensive weapons.

“You can give us one percent of all your planes. One percent of your tanks. One percent.”

“The alliance can once more prevent the death of Ukrainians from Russian strikes, from Russian occupation, by giving us all the weapons we need.”

He also accused Russia of using phosphorus weapons.

“This morning, by the way, phosphorus bombs were used. Russian phosphorus bombs. Adults were killed again and children were killed again,” Zelenskyy claimed.

Nato leaders are in talks in Brussels to address Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, what the alliance has called “the gravest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades.”

“In response to Russia’s actions, we have activated Nato’s defense plans, deployed elements of the Nato Response Force, and placed 40,000 troops on our eastern flank,” Nato said in a statement following talks.

Western leaders were meeting in Brussels on Thursday for emergency Nato, European Union and G7 summits as Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on.EFE


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