If US had provided aid in time, Avdiivka wouldn't have been lost – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

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# 21 February 2024 00:30 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has stressed the shortage of weapons in the Ukrainian army due to the lack of a decision by the US Congress on additional assistance to Ukraine, which forced the defenders of Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast, to retreat, in an interview with CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour, APA reports.

Kuleba said that Ukraine wouldn’t have lost Avdiivka if Ukraine "had received all the artillery ammunition that we needed to defend it."

Kuleba also said that all people have to understand one simple thing: adopting a law is important, but it takes time to send things to the front. And while this decision is still pending, and the logistics take time, all this time makes Ukrainian defenders sacrifice their lives and hold the line against Russia's numerous forces.

Kuleba also added that the reason why Ukrainian soldiers "have to sacrifice themselves and die is because someone is still debating a decision".

"And I respect domestic politics and will not interfere into it, but I just want everyone to remember that every day of debate in one place means another death in another place."