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Zelenskyy on delay of aid for Ukraine: 'I would not advise experimenting'

Zelenskyy on delay of aid for Ukraine: 'I would not advise experimenting' Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: RBC-Ukraine, Vitalii Nosach)

"Ukraine calls not to experiment with delays in aid. This may lead to a crisis not only in Ukraine, stated President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Davos.

"To be honest, I would not advise all of us to experiment because it is a terrible experiment to delay with one or another assistance. The problem is that sometimes, we call assistance. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that this is security, not only for Ukraine. Yes, mostly for Ukrainian people, but it is also the security of the European continent and will undoubtedly affect the security of all continents," he said.

The head of state emphasized that Ukraine would be weaker on the battlefield without Western assistance. There may be a shortage of artillery and anti-aircraft missiles for air defense. This, in turn, will lead to the fact that Ukraine, for example, will not be able to repel attacks with ballistic missiles.

"There will be a large number of killings and a large number of wounded people. That's all. Thanks to high-tech air defense systems, for example, we don't have a blackout this year. And our people have warmth, and we have water in hospitals, kindergartens, and schools. So what will happen? There will be a major crisis. Now, there is war, and there will be a major crisis for all of Europe. Why? Because without the assistance of the United States, the European Union, Ukraine will fight, Ukraine will be weaker, and this will be an opportunity for Russia to capture us," the president said.

Zelenskyy believes that in case of Ukraine's defeat, there will be a NATO war with the Russian Federation. According to the Ukrainian president, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin wants this.

Delays in financing aid to Ukraine

In the US Congress, disputes are ongoing over further funding for aid to Ukraine. Republicans are blocking the issue, demanding the adoption of immigration legislation. The White House expects that Democrats and Republicans will agree in January 2024.

In addition, the EU has not yet approved allocating a four-year aid package of 50 billion euros to Ukraine due to Hungary's veto.

The issue of aid to Ukraine will be discussed at the EU summit on February 1. According to Politico, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is approaching a compromise, so financing may be agreed upon in the next few weeks."