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Zelenskyy reveals what could have changed course of Russia's war in Ukraine

Zelenskyy reveals what could have changed course of Russia's war in Ukraine Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Long-range weapons could change the course of the war in Ukraine. The availability of modern long-range weapons would help Ukrainian forces advance on the frontline, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"If you have the appropriate weapons you can respond to the Russian army, which uses long-range weapons on your civilian cities. For example, Kherson, they (Russians - ed.) are on the other side of the Dnipro River and their range is longer than ours. They shoot 20 kilometers plus, and we have an artillery shell up to 20 kilometers. If you have a long-range weapon, you can knock them out further," the head of state says.

Zelenskyy expresses confidence that modern long-range weapons or those that meet the characteristics of Russian weapons will be able to change the course of the war and allow Ukrainian troops to advance on the front.

Long-range missiles for Ukraine

Earlier, the UK and France provided Ukraine with long-range Storm Shadow and Scalp missiles. It is also known that the United States has provided Ukrainian soldiers with missiles with a range of up to 165 kilometers. These are long-range ATACMS missiles.

Discussions are currently underway to transfer German Taurus missiles to Ukraine, which are capable of destroying targets at a distance of up to 500 kilometers. Berlin is still against it, but Ukraine and its allies are calling on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to make a decision.

Read more about whether our country will eventually receive German long-range missiles in RBC-Ukraine's article.