Zelenskyy: Ukraine needs more weapons to save lives

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reiterated his call for the international community to provide more weapons to repel the Russian invasion.

Zelenskyy said in a video message released on Monday that since the invasion began on February 24, the Russian military has launched 1,474 missile strikes, the vast majority aimed at civilian targets.

He said that in less than three months there had been more than 3,000 airstrikes by Russian planes and helicopters. He asked, “Which other country has resisted such a scale of strikes?

Zelenskyy noted that Russian forces are focusing on the two eastern regions which they aim to bring under full control.

He also said: “The Russian occupiers are trying to show” that they would not abandon “the occupied areas” of the Kharikiv region, the Kherson region in the south, the Zaporizhzhia region in the southeast. and Donbass.

Zelenskyy said: “The coming weeks of war will be difficult. And we must be aware of this. Yet we have no alternative but to fight. Fight and win. Liberate our land and our people.”

The Ukrainian President thanked Western countries for their military aid.

But he added: “Whenever we tell our partners that we need modern anti-missile weapons, modern combat aircraft, we don’t just make a formal request.”

He said: “We say our request is for the real lives of many people who would not have died if we had received all the weapons we are requesting.

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