The raid of Wagner units on Moscow clearly demonstrated the weakness of Putin’s regime. The provision of security assistance to Ukraine, increased sanctions pressure, and decisive action by the international community will ensure Russia’s defeat in the war against Ukraine and the democratic world.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba made a relevant statement at the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

“On Saturday evening, we saw not a final but only a break in another act of destruction of Putin’s vertical. Russia gets weaker day by day. It is critically important now to provide Ukraine with all the necessary weapons, first of all, artillery systems, MLRS, rounds and missiles, to strengthen international sanctions in the areas of nuclear energy, digital technologies, the sale of diamonds, maritime logistics, and finance. We must also prevent Russia from launching missile strikes on Ukrainian cities, primarily through a global ban on the supply of dual-use goods for the Russian missile and drone industries,” Kuleba said.

The minister urged the EU and the USA to speed up the process of training Ukrainian pilots and technicians and transfer of Western aircraft to Ukraine: “All these steps together will allow us to liberate all Ukrainian territories.”

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He also welcomed the EU’s decision to increase the overall financial ceiling of the European Peace Facility, which will help not only ensure stable supplies of military equipment for Ukraine but also develop the Ukrainian–European alliance of defence industries. According to the minister, a special event will be held in Ukraine soon to initiate the creation of such long-term defence cooperation.

Kuleba also told the European foreign ministers the story of two Ukrainian teenagers from Berdiansk, Tihran Ohannisian and Mykyta Khanhanov, who gave their lives in the fight against the Russian occupation: “Ukraine will definitely win because it is defended by such heroes as Tihran and Mykyta. Glory to Ukraine!”

Natalia Tolub

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