At the 10th meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group, the so-called Ramstein format, Ukraine’s international partners discussed the supply of ammunition, artillery, tanks, and protection of the Ukrainian sky. The meeting was fruitful and there is already a resolution.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this commenting on the results of the meeting, which this time took place in an online format. The Head of State also thanked the partners for their readiness to help Ukraine.

“This is especially important now, when we feel that the Russian aggression is approaching the point where it can break. There is no terrorist that can build up its potential in confronting the free world. Russia is no exception,” Zelensky noted.

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He emphasised that it is necessary to constantly increase the pressure for terror – pressure in the defence of Ukraine, in sanctions against Russia, in destroying the ways the Russian state and its companies circumvent sanctions, in political and legal pressure.

“The more pressure we put on them, the faster we will move towards restoring our territorial integrity and international legal order. We are doing everything for our partners to feel this. This necessity to continue pressure. Step by step. Without ceasing,” Zelensky noted.

At the same time, Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov stated that the results of another meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group inspired optimism.

“Ramstein 10 inspires optimism: strengthening air defence, ammo supplies, trainings & forming an “armored fist”,” he said.

Reznikov thanked U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin for his outstanding leadership, and also expressed his gratitude to “friends from the anti-kremlin coalition for their willingness to stand with Ukraine until our victory.”

Bohdan Marusyak

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