Ukraine needs modern air defense systems to protect the civilian population of Ukrainian cities.
According to Ukrinform, this was emphasized by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference with the Danish media, answering questions about what he expects from tomorrow’s meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.
Zelensky stressed that the rocket attacks on Ukrainian cities have killed civilians.
“10-15 cruise missiles hit our land every day, in civilian neighborhoods. And this is a big problem. It is not difficult to estimate that 300 missiles can be used in one month. And you understand how many people can die. Therefore, if we cannot cover the sky with the things we have offered, today we ask you to provide us with air defense that will be able to strengthen our defenses and reduce the number of hits on ordinary people. I look forward to such support, “Zelensky said.
According to the President, he expects support in the form of modern air defense systems, primarily from European countries.
“And this can be done not only by the United States, but also by European partners. We are very much looking forward to such a decision of the Europeans, “he said.
The head of state reminded that since the beginning of the war Ukraine had requested various types of weapons and always offered alternatives if such weapons were not provided to it.
“From the very beginning of the war, I asked to close the sky. Unfortunately, we did not wait for that. We are constantly finding alternatives to this solution. You can’t close the sky – give us the appropriate planes. We did not wait for the planes. You can’t give planes – please give us modern air defense systems, “he said.