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Ukraine needs air defenses and combat aircraft - Zelenskyy

Ukraine needs air defenses and combat aircraft - Zelenskyy President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

Ukraine needs air defense systems and combat aircraft to protect cities from Russian terror, says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Ukraine is not asking for too much. We need air defense systems and combat aircraft that can protect our cities from Russian terror. Several dozen systems and an adequate number of modern fighters - and there will be no problem with Russian aviation and bombs. We need artillery to push back the front and restore normal life on Russian-occupied land. And we need justice - pressure on Russia that will not allow Putin to increase his military potential. More sanctions against Russia, confiscation of Putin's assets, and zero tolerance for Russian disinformation," Zelenskyy said.

He stresses that all of this can be absolutely achievable and depends solely on the political will of partners.

"Putin can only fill the world's deficit of decisions with his aggression. A deficit that is dragging on too long. Victory can be achieved in this war. But victory is not achieved by deficits," the president concluded.

On April 6, the president said in an interview that Ukraine had a certain stockpile of missiles for air defense, but considering the high intensity of shelling, they might not be enough.

RBC-Ukraine gathered the main statements of the president's interview in the report.