Ukraine 'needs modern missile defense systems' - Zelensky

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President

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# 13 June 2022 04:51 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening video address on Sunday that despite Kiev's appeals to the West regarding the need for missile defense systems for the country's protection from the Russian assaults, none were provided, APA reports citing Teletrader.

"Today is the 109th day of a full-scale war, but it is not the 109th day as we tell our partners a simple thing: Ukraine needs modern missile defense systems. The supply of such systems was possible this year, last year and even earlier. Did we get them? No. Do we need them? Yes," he underlined.

Zelensky also noted that it seems Moscow's "key tactical goal has not changed", with Russian troops pressing in Sievierodonetsk and "in the direction of Lysychansk, Bakhmut and Slovyansk".