Zelensky begs European leaders for more jets, missiles
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has pleaded with European leaders to give his country more jets and long-range missiles in their war against Russia as further delays in sending fighter jets long-range missiles could extend the war.
Zelenskyy made the appeal on Thursday after he paid a visit to the southern region of Kherson which is still under partial control of the Russian forces.
Zelensky on Thursday said he was on a ‘working trip’ to Kherson region, southern region still partly controlled by the Russians who are dug in on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River and routinely shell Kherson city, killing civilians.
Ukrainian forces recaptured Kherson city, the administrative centre of the southern region, last November following a strategic withdrawal of Russian forces.
Zelensky who said his visit to the region was to access the extent of damage to civilian infrastructural facilities as a result of Russia’s invasion, urged the West to be more proactive in providing his country with the weapons so that the war would not continue.
READ ALSO:Zelensky, Ukraine President, shocked by Israel’s failure to provide military support
As he welcomed a recent EU plan aimed at sending Kyiv one million artillery shells, Zelenskyy kept up his demand for modern warplanes and missiles he believes will be more effective at pushing back Russian forces
He said local authorities were restoring essential services such as electricity and water in the village as well as rebuilding a medical centre.
“People are returning. I talked to the locals about their problems and needs,” he said in a social media post.
Zelensky in a separate post said he had held a coordination meeting with officials and discussed de-mining as well as reconstruction in recaptured territory.
Kherson, a gateway to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, was captured easily and early by Russian forces in the early days of their February 2022 invasion.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
A tale of Kwara public school where pupils learn under the tree without chalkboards
“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” – Vince Gowmon But...
SPECIAL REPORT: Indiscriminate waste dumps, open defecation pose threat of epidemic in Kwara as govt slow to act
Forty three-year-old Bilikis Abdulrahman covered her pineapple fruit she is selling inside a white bucket container. This, she does to...
SPECIAL REPORT: Women displaced by conflict in North-Central Nigeria become farm helps to survive
Displaced women finding refuge in Abagena camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Makurdi, Benue State have resorted to...
FEATURE: Kwara residents cry out for help as rainstorm devastates their homes
Phillip Moffitt, an American author, said: “the house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul”,...
SPECIAL REPORT: Small businesses suffer, as govts fail to end sit-at-home in Nigeria’s South-East
It is a Thursday afternoon in December 2022 and the sun is scorching inside the popular Ogbete Market in Enugu...