Ukraine leader Zelensky warns of delayed war with Russia

Ukraine leader Zelensky warns of delayed war with Russia

Ukraine's leader claimed that if failing to help Kiev would result in a delayed war between Russia and the West, the Ukrainian leader claimed.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the US-led NATO bloc to raise support for his country amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, claiming that Kiev's defeat would result in a delayed war between Moscow and the whole West. Zelensky spoke as he addressed the NATO summit in Madrid via a video link on Wednesday.

Zelensky told NATO leaders that Ukraine is either urgent aid enough for victory or a delayed war between Russia and you.

Zelensky stated that there was $5 billion a month needed to cover its budget deficit because of the country's need for both direct military and financial aid. Top Ukrainian officials have repeatedly called for financial support from the West.

Financial aid for Ukraine has no less significance than arms deliveries, according to Zelensky. We need $5 billon every month, you know that. This is a fundamental thing that is needed for defense and protection. This is what we need to do to help Ukraine end this war with a victory on the battlefield, that is, to give a really strong response to Russia's actions.

Once the conflict is over, Ukraine must be provided with a decent place in Western security architecture, Zelensky insisted, rejecting the possibility of Ukraine remaining in a gray zone between Russia and the NATO bloc. He stressed that Ukraine needs security guarantees, and that you need to find a place in the common security space.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev's failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, which were brokered by Germany and France in 2014, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has admitted that Kiev's main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and create powerful armed forces. In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was unprovoked.