Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Ukraine wouldn’t survive for greater than every week if Western navy assist would cease.
His assertion comes as Kyiv’s allies wrestle to supply weapons and tools to donate to the war-torn nation within the coming months.
Talking at a gathering organized by a Moscow-based suppose tank, Putin stated Ukraine is simply surviving the practically two years of armed battle due to the “multi-billion donations coming each month.”
He additional said that if one of many donors stops, Kyiv’s defenses will collapse and the nation “will die in every week.”
“The identical applies to the protection system. Simply think about the help stops tomorrow. It’ll stay for less than every week once they run out of ammo,” he defined.
The US stands as Ukraine’s prime donor of navy weapons and tools, making a gift of greater than $113 billion for the reason that February 2022 invasion.
Nevertheless, US President Joe Biden admitted final week that he was apprehensive that the present political turmoil in Washington may threaten its navy assist to Kyiv.
Slovakia has additionally halted sending additional assist following the election of pro-Russia Robert Fico’s political get together.
Fico reportedly gained after promising to cease sending weapons to Ukraine, block its potential entry to NATO, and oppose worldwide sanctions on Moscow.
Along with the US and Slovakia, a UK senior navy official revealed that his nation has run out of weapons to supply to Kyiv.
‘Europe Can’t Change US’
Earlier this month, EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell stated the 27-nation bloc would not be capable of totally substitute US help for Ukraine.
“Can Europe fill the hole left by the US? Nicely, definitely Europe can not substitute the US,” he burdened.
Nevertheless, Borrell is optimistic that Kyiv’s largest monetary and navy backer would quickly get the higher of the present congressional chaos and make manner for additional deliveries of protection objects.