Anti-Kremlin coalition already includes 54 states, says defense minister

21 February, 11:21 AM
Oleksii Reznikov (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

Oleksii Reznikov (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

International partners are determined to help Ukraine win the full-scale war unleashed by Russia, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Ukrainian television channel Freedom on Feb. 20.

According to the minister, an anti-Kremlin coalition formed to help Ukraine already includes 54 states, which was confirmed during the ninth meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (known as the “Ramstein format” meeting) in Brussels, where Ukraine was invited as a guest of honor.

Reznikov noted that this drive for victory is a completely different attitude than a year ago.

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“If someone thinks that there is a syndrome of fatigue from Ukraine, from the war, it’s not like that,” he said.

“Our partners are very, very, I emphasize, very determined. They are resolved to our victory. These are completely different attitudes than a year ago. Today, everyone believes in Ukraine’s victory, everyone wants this victory.”

However, political issues, including negotiations with Russia, are not discussed during the meetings of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group.

Reznikov stressed that the current agenda for the partners includes issues concerning the supply of weapons and military equipment to enhance Ukrainian capabilities, as well as the need to go on a counter-offensive and liberate occupied territories.

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