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Zelenskyy - Tusk: Russia targets gas infrastructure, joint resistance needed

Zelenskyy - Tusk: Russia targets gas infrastructure, joint resistance needed Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daryna Vialko

The gas infrastructure in western Ukraine is one of Russia's current targets. Ukraine wants to work with Poland to counter the Russian threat because the attacks on Ukraine's gas infrastructure could threaten Europe, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The Ukrainian president had a phone conversation with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk today. According to Zelenskyy, they discussed the situation in Kharkiv and Ukraine's urgent need for air defense to protect Ukraine.

“One of Russia's goals now is the gas infrastructure in western Ukraine. Russia's success there will jeopardize Europe's energy security. We must find a way to resist this together,” the President said.

The Ukrainian leader stated that they, together with Tusk, instructed their teams to start working on the text of the bilateral security agreement urgently.

“Between historical partners, it should be as ambitious as possible,” Zelenskyy said.

Since May 10, the Russian forces have been trying to break through the defensive positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. The Russian military is increasingly shelling Kharkiv and the region. Vovchansk is currently suffering the most from Russian attacks.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held an offsite military meeting in Kharkiv today. During the meeting, a decision was made to strengthen the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.