Zelenskyy believes that a ceasefire in the war would only benefit Russia by allowing them time to rearm.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on Thursday that a temporary halt to Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine would only serve to benefit Russia by giving them the opportunity to replenish their stock of weapons and potentially overpower us.
During a trip to Estonia, Zelenskyy stated that a temporary ceasefire in Ukraine does not signify an end to the ongoing conflict. It is merely a break in the fighting.
“He stated that this will not lead to engaging in political discussions with the Russian Federation or anyone else. According to him, this break will only serve to benefit the Russian Federation.”
Zelenskyy visited Estonia as part of a tour of the region, which also included a visit to Lithuania and a future stop in Latvia.
On Wednesday in Vilnius, the Ukrainian leader stated that their country’s military has demonstrated the ability to halt Russia’s forces. However, they emphasized the urgent need for Western allies to provide additional air defense systems in order to effectively counter the growing number of Russian drones and missiles.
He admitted though, that the reserves in nations capable of aiding Ukraine are insufficient.
According to Zelenskyy, warehouses are currently unoccupied and there are numerous obstacles to global defense.
As the two-year anniversary of the war approaches, Ukraine has announced its plans to increase efforts in developing its domestic defense industry and collaborating with other countries to produce more ammunition and weapons.
Some people in the Baltic region fear that Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, who have been strong allies of Ukraine in politics, finance, and military, may be the next targets of Moscow.
During World War II, Josef Stalin took control of three countries, but they regained their independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Later, in 2004, they became members of NATO, which means they are now under the military protection of the United States and its allies in the West.
Estonian President Alar Karis stated that democratic nations have made significant efforts to assist Ukraine, however, there is a need for further collaboration in order for Ukraine to emerge victorious and the aggressor to be defeated.
“He stated that there is a possibility that this will be the final instance of military aggression in Europe, in which an individual attempts to impose their political decisions on their neighboring country through weapons such as missiles, drones, and cannons.”
As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues, the amount of military support from Western countries has decreased. In the US, President Joe Biden’s appeal for additional aid to Ukraine is currently at a standstill in Congress. Despite Europe’s commitment in March to deliver 1 million artillery shells within a year, only around 300,000 have been provided thus far.
The information in this report was sourced from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters.