Zelenskyy talks with Biden, focusing on air defense and repairing Ukraine’s energy network

12 December 2022, 01:07 PM
Zelensky held talks with Biden (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Zelensky held talks with Biden (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Ukraine needs more air defenses to counter Russia’s ongoing campaign to destroy the country’s power grid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in talks with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Dec. 11.

Zelenskyy told Biden about 50% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure had been destroyed due to Russian missile strikes, stressing yet again that U.S. recovery assistance is now vitally important.

Ukrainian leader also called on Biden to increase aid to strengthen and expand the effectiveness of Ukraine’s air defenses. Zelenskyy noted that this is especially due to the onset of winter in Ukraine.

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“Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Ukraine strives to achieve peace, and stressed the importance of consolidating international efforts to achieve this goal,” Ukraine’s Office of the President wrote on Telegram on Dec. 12.

Zelenskyy also noted that Ukraine would participate in the G7 summit to be held on Dec. 12.

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