The leaders of Germany, France and Italy are in Kyiv on Thursday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The need for more weapons, and Ukraine’s EU membership bid, topped the agenda.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a fresh weapons package for Ukraine, and said the besieged country “can count on Europe.”
Zelenskyy has said he is grateful for a new $1 billion support package from the Biden administration as Russia presses home its advantage in eastern Ukraine.
“We are defending Donbas,” he said, saying that the Ukrainian army had proved itself “despite the significant advantage of the Russian army in the number of soldiers and equipment.”
“Of course, we will do our best to outmatch their advantages for now. Every day I fight for Ukraine to get the necessary weapons and equipment,” Zelenskyy said last night.
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