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While NATO rearms: Zelenskyy's Office urges to provide aid to Ukraine to restrain Russia

While NATO rearms: Zelenskyy's Office urges to provide aid to Ukraine to restrain Russia Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the Head of the President's Office (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

NATO members' time for rearmament and army building offers effective resistance for Ukraine. However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces need resources to deter Russian aggression, according to the head of the President's Office, Mykhailo Podolyak.

NATO members are not ready for war with Russia

"Let's talk about the real realities starting tomorrow. Inspector General of the Bundeswehr Carsten Breuer urges Germans to prepare for defensive warfare but acknowledges that in its current state, the German army is unable to defend its country and NATO allies. These are the only real realities," the statement reads.

He adds that Russia understands these realities well, hence its bold behavior towards Europe.

"It is understandable not to criticize Germany or any other European country for this. Decades of peaceful life in Europe made many believe in the possibility of eternal peace, the effectiveness of international law, and the business-oriented nature of Russia as a raw materials exporter," Podolyak added.

Ukraine needs resources to deter Russia

The advisor to the head of the President's Office adds that everyone is mistaken, but correcting this mistake will take years—building an army capable of resisting the Russian military machine takes time.

"At present, this time provides effective resistance for Ukraine in Europe. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have proven that they can, know how, and will destroy Russian military capabilities and hopes for dominance," Podolyak wrote.

He calls for providing Ukraine with the necessary resources, stating that the country would become an impregnable wall that would enable the rebuilding of global security.

Russia may attack NATO countries

Recently, U.S. President Joe Biden stated that if the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin seized Ukraine, he wouldn't stop there.

White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby stated that if the US stopped supporting Ukraine, Russia would reach the borders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This would activate Article 5 of the Alliance's Statute, and Americans would have to pay for it with blood.