He doesn't want to put diplomatic pressure on the federal government, but wants "Germany to deliver what it has faster," Makejew told WamS. Ukraine doesn't have time to wait any longer for weapons. Accordingly, further anti-aircraft systems, self-propelled howitzers, anti-aircraft vehicles of the Gepard type and ammunition are urgently needed. "We are also still in talks about the delivery of Marder and Leopard tanks," Makeyev said.
The new Ukrainian ambassador said he was "always warmly welcomed" during his first visit. He feels the will of many German politicians to support Ukraine.
With regard to a possible end to the war, the federal government has assured him "that there will be no negotiations with Putin if we don't want them to. If Ukraine is willing to do so, we will decide under what circumstances such talks will be held. But at the moment we need we are not intermediaries, we are allies," Makeyev said. Peace in Ukraine cannot be negotiated, it must be fought for, he added.
At the end of November, the ambassador had already called for more weapons on ZDF in order to "win the war". This in turn means getting the entire territory of Ukraine back under Ukrainian control - including Crimea, which was annexed in 2014, he clarified.