“ACurrently, a commitment is not synonymous with delivery, 50% (of these) commitments are not fulfilled on time. [Por causa destes atrasos] we are losing people and territories”, said the government official during a forum dedicated to the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian army, faced with an extremely difficult situation at the front, has just withdrawn from the ‘fortress city’ of Avdivka (East), after months of hard fighting, citing a lack of men and ammunition.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called on Western allies in recent days to deliver military aid “on time.”

Zelensky asked, in particular, for ammunition, more air defense systems and fighter planes.

“You know very well what we need to protect our skies, to strengthen our land army, what we need to sustain and continue our success at sea, you know very well that we need it in time, and we are counting on you,” Zelensky said Saturday during a virtual G7 meeting.

The Ukrainian president also estimated that delays in weapons deliveries contributed to the failure of Kiev’s counteroffensive in the summer of 2023.

“Last year, during the counteroffensive, we had a lot of very useful things, a lot of very important things, but not all of them arrived on time,” he said.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022, plunged Europe into what is considered the most serious security crisis since World War II (1939-1945).

Ukraine’s Western allies have supplied Kiev with weapons and approved successive sanctions packages against Russian interests to try to diminish Moscow’s ability to finance the war effort.

The conflict, which is now entering its third year, has caused the destruction of important infrastructure in several areas of Ukraine, and an undetermined number of civilian and military victims.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2508904/ministro-lamenta-que-armas-prometidas-cheguem-com-atraso-a-ucrania

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