Ihor Zhovkva, political adviser and deputy director of the Cabinet of the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, stressed on Tuesday that Ukraine "will win the war", but has insisted on the need to obtain "weapons, weapons and more weapons" so that the Army can carry out its operations and «recover the country».
"What we need to carry out the counteroffensive in the Donbas region or to end our operations in Kharkov are weapons. To liberate Mariupol and Kherson (...) we need heavy weapons », he asserted during an event in Madrid organized by the New Economy Forum.
“We need artillery systems, rockets, combat tanks and armored cars so that cities like Odessa feel armored,” he stated before assuring that, in this sense, kyiv does not intend to “deprive any country of its own weapons”, but He has emphasized that it is a "necessity" and has urged to increase the defense budgets of the different countries to be able to defend Ukraine.
Thus, it has reiterated the importance of introducing sanctions, which "can only be imposed in a unified way." For this reason, he has called for unity within the European Union, especially in view of the possible embargo on Russian oil and gas.
Russian troops control a "part" of the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, a major enclave in Donbass, regional authorities announced, just hours after the European Union approved an embargo on Moscow's oil.
This industrial city is one of the hotbeds of fighting, street by street, in the Lugansk region, a mining area in eastern Ukraine where Moscow focuses its offensive after failing to take kyiv.