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Volodymyr Zelensky calls for ‘unrestricted military aid’ from NATO

  Volodymyr Zelensky, in kyiv, March 7, 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday March 24 asked NATO countries to provide “unrestricted military aid” to his country, so that he can face the Russian army, which kyiv is currently facing “in unequal conditions”.

“To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs unrestricted military assistance, because Russia is using its full arsenal against us without restriction”said Mr. Zelensky in a video message posted on his Telegram account to the attention of the heads of state and government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, meeting in extraordinary summit in Brussels. “The Ukrainian army has been resisting for a month in unequal conditions! I’ve been repeating the same thing for a month now.”he pointed out.

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Tanks and fighter planes

In particular, it renewed its requests for fighter planes and tanks, for, among other things, “unblock” Mariupol, Berdiansk and Melitopol, towns in southern Ukraine besieged or occupied by the Russian army. “You have thousands of fighter jets. But we haven’t been given any yet.”he launched. “You have at least 20,000 tanks. (…) Ukraine has demanded one percent of all your tanks! Give them to us or sell them to us! But we still don’t have a clear answer. »

The Ukrainian president also accused Russia of using phosphorus bombs on Ukrainian targets. ” This morning (…), there were Russian phosphorus bombs. Adults have been killed and children have been killed again”said Mr. Zelensky, relaying accusations made Thursday by the governor of the Luhansk region (in the East) after bombings in the town of Roubizhne.

Another local Luhansk official had already accused Russian forces on March 13 of using phosphorus bombs. And an official from Irpin, on the northwestern outskirts of kyiv, had relayed similar accusations on social networks on Wednesday about events that took place in his city.

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The World with AFP

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