Zelensky: “No one but Ukraine can stop Russia”

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President

© APA | Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President

# 13 April 2022 19:05 (UTC +04:00)

“No one but Ukraine which was supplied with heavy weapons can stop Russia,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video address, APA reports.

“Various experts have said that Ukraine will not last more than a week if Russia invades. We not only managed to stop the Russian army - we rejected them! But our war is far from over. This was only the first round.

Putin and his army are changing their strategy. They are strengthening their troops to put even more pressure on Kharkiv and the entire Donbas, including Mariupol.

Russia does not plan to stop in Ukraine. Putin's propaganda machine openly declares that Europe is "the next logical goal" after Ukraine. So either the West will help Ukraine stop Putin now, or Putin will continue to expand his Russian empire, killing thousands of women and children. He has already done so in Mariupol, Kharkiv, Bucha, and other cities in Ukraine.

To continue to heroically defend the world from Russian aggression, Ukraine needs a specific list of weapons. I appeal to the citizens of the world to help convey to your governments, presidential administrations, and the leaders of your countries the real needs of Ukraine that will help stop the war.

We urgently need heavy artillery, heavy armored vehicles, air defense systems, and aircraft: artillery installations (caliber 155 mm) and ammunition; artillery shells (152 mm caliber). As much as possible; multiple rocket launchers: "Hail", "Hurricane" or American M142 HIMARS; Armored personnel carriers (armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, etc.); tanks (T-72, American or German analogues); air defense systems (S-300, "Buk" or similar modern western air defense systems); combat aircraft,” said Zelensky.