Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked Germany to continue supplying arms to Kyiv and to tighten up the planned eighth package of EU sanctions against Moscow. “On the subject of defense, I underlined our expectation of a missile defense system from Germany – thank you for your willingness to help with air defense,” said Zelenskyj on Wednesday in his daily video address after a phone call with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The EU’s new package of sanctions was also discussed during the meeting. “As of today, there is still something to add to the eighth package of sanctions,” he demanded.
In addition to the Scholz phone call, during which, according to Selensky, the alleged sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline was discussed, the Ukrainian President reported on other talks – and thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his mediation in the prisoner exchange and military cooperation . He thanked US President Joe Biden for the new military aid of over 1.1 billion dollars.
Despite the sham referendums in the regions occupied by Russia, Ukraine will not accept territorial losses and will reconquer its territory. He once again called on the Russian soldiers in Russian to flee – or to surrender. This is the only way they could save their lives, said the 44-year-old.