One month into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday urged NATO to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid, news agency AFP reported.
Addressing NATO representatives via video-link, Zelensky said: “To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs military assistance without restrictions. In the same way that Russia is using its full arsenal without restrictions against us.”
The Ukrainian President, while thanking members of the Western military alliance for the defensive equipment provided so far, also appealed for offensive weapons.
“You can give us one percent of all your planes. One percent of your tanks. One percent!”
Zelensky also leveled serious allegations against Russia, claiming that the neighbouring country used phosphorus weapons, which spread a powder that ignites when in contact with oxygen and causes severe burns.
“This morning, by the way, phosphorus bombs were used. Russian phosphorus bombs. Adults were killed again and children were killed again,” Zelensky said.
“The Alliance can once more prevent the death of Ukrainians from Russian strikes, from Russian occupation, by giving us all the weapons we need.”
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