Ukraine, Zelensky prepares counter-offensive: “Powerful actions against Russia”

Ukrainian president: “We look forward to the weapons promised by our partners”

“Our actions will be powerful. We are preparing our men. And we look forward to the weapons promised by our partners. We are getting as close to victory as possible.” Ukraine prepares for counteroffensive in war with Russia and the president Volodymyr Zelensky renews yet another appeal to the Western coalition: Kiev needs weapons to reconquer the territories occupied by Moscow’s forces. Ukraine has again asked the United States for F-16 fighters. Meanwhile, it is preparing to receive other aircraft: Germany has approved Poland’s request to supply five old Mig-29s to Kiev, as reported by the German Defense Ministry. The planes, which had belonged to East Germany, had been ceded to Poland after German reunification.

“Three immediate steps should be taken to ensure Ukraine’s success on the battlefield. Expedite delivery of previously promised weapons and ammunition. Secure long-term supplemental supplies. Begin training Ukrainian pilots to fly fighter aircraft of type West”, says the Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kulebatapping again on the fighter button.

The strategy, apparently modified after the release of classified documents belonging to the Pentagon, revolves around the Crimea. Kiev considers the reconquest of the peninsula as necessary to guarantee the security of the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov. “To guarantee one hundred percent security and freedom of navigation in the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov, Crimea must be liberated, and we will do it. It will return to the Ukrainian family, as in 1991. Crimea is Ukraine”, says the minister Ukrainian Defense Olexsii Reznikov.

His words, reports Ukrinform, were pronounced at the Conference on Security in the Black Sea, which was held in Bucharest with the participation of the foreign and defense ministers of Ukraine, Romania and Moldova. “As partners in the eastern part of the European continent, we share similar concerns and have the same interests for a secure and stable Black Sea region… We will continue to cooperate as long as necessary to uphold the right to freely choose our foreign policy and alliances, exercise the legitimate right of self-defence, strengthen resilience and ensure stability, security and prosperity in the region”, reads the joint document released at the end of the Conference.