The Prime Minister of Ukraine asks the European Union for more Missile and Air Defense in Return for Help in Easing the Energy Crunch
Shmyal said, "We need more modern weapons, such as air defense, missile defense, and ship defense.”
Denys Shmyhal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, has urged the EU to supply Ukraine with more weapons and equipment. In return for the help, Denys Shmyhal offered to help out with gas deliveries to reduce the bloc’s dependence on Russia. Shmyal said, "We need more modern weapons, such as air defense, missile defense, and ship defense.” He added that Ukraine needed more armored vehicles and aircraft.
A counter-attack from Ukraine has just started within the last week after two months of straight chaos coming from Russian military assaults. Ukraine has said that its military had recaptured two lost towns in the south and one in the east. Denys Shmyahal said that in return for the help, Ukraine can work to help ease the energy crunch currently building up in Ukraine.
"We can replace to a large extent the Russian imports. 30 billion cubic meters is what we have in our gas stores, and we can offer some of it to our European partners in order to replace the Russian Federation in the unstable market.”
Denys Scmyhal said.
Josep Borrel, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has said that the bloc will also support Ukraine. He said, “no matter whatever threat, whatever blackmail might be coming from Russia. We will provide our support politically, financially, humanitarian, and militarily as long as it takes and as much as needed.”