© Reuters. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy seems on the display screen in the course of the Munich Safety Convention, in Munich, Germany February 17, 2023. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
(Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Friday it was “apparent” Ukraine wouldn’t be the final cease of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, and that it was important the West doesn’t delay deliveries of weapons to assist repel Russian forces.
The Ukrainian chief advised the Munich Safety Convention by video hyperlink that whereas the West was negotiating provides of tanks to Kyiv, the Kremlin was considering of how to “strangle” the previous Soviet republic of Moldova which lies west of Ukraine.
“It is apparent that Ukraine is just not going to be his final cease. He’ll proceed his motion all the best way…together with all the opposite states that in some unspecified time in the future in time had been a part of the Soviet bloc,” Zelenskiy stated.
He urged the West to take care of speedy weapons deliveries.
“Delay has all the time been and nonetheless is a mistake,” Zelenskiy stated.
He made his opening remarks in English as he addressed the safety convention, an annual gathering of main politicians, navy officers and diplomats, days earlier than Ukraine marks the primary anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022.
Regardless of his warnings, Zelenskiy stated he didn’t suppose Russia may win.
He likened Ukraine to David and Russia to Goliath within the Biblical story during which the underdog David wins, armed with a sling. He stated David had defeated Goliath by motion moderately than dialog and that Goliath “has no possibilities”.
“We want the pace, pace of our agreements, pace of our supply, to strengthen our sling – pace of choices to restrict Russian potential,” he stated.