Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has said that currently they are not seeing any reduction in support and delivery of aid to the Ukrainian forces due to the heightened tensions in the Middle East.
Kuleba said that they are monitoring the situation to assess relevant risks and how Ukraine can “reduce them.”
Kuleba said in an interview with Times Now, “At the moment, we do not see a decrease in support, supplies to Ukraine due to an increase in supplies to the Middle East.
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“But, of course, we must monitor how the situation in the Middle East is developing and the scale of the conflict in order to assess all the relevant risks and reduce them.”
He said that Ukraine are most interested in artillery ammunition, and this is “our main priority.
Talking about the situation on the battlefield he said, when it comes to protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, “there is no place for deadlines.
“You fight as long as you defend what your nation stands for,” he added.
In an interview with German newspaper Welt, Kuleba said the topic of the long-rage Taurus missile with Berling is not closed.
Kuleba said, “I don’t think the Chancellor [Scholz] is afraid of Putin.
“The Taurus topic is not closed for us yet and we continue to work on it. Germany always holds itself to very high moral standards, but it overlooks what a huge turnaround it has already made.
“Remember the time before February 24, 2022, when people only talked about friendship with Russia. Today no one does this anymore.”
He said that Ukrainian forces and civilians are preparing “for the worst winter in history” as they will do all they can to protect energy infrastructure.
He added, “So we will turn a blind eye if we don’t get Taurus as long as we get air defense systems.
“We try to protect our power plants as best we can. But Russians are learning. They will once again test our endurance with their missiles. But we will win.”
He said that between the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Zelensky there have been many conversations and that he [Scholz] “is convinced that Scholz firmly believes in us.”
“Germany is the second largest aid provider. This speaks for itself,” Kuleba added.