Ukrainian President speaks to NATO chief ahead of meeting

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

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# 28 June 2022 15:50 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg Ukraine needs missile defense systems to prevent Russian attacks, APA reports citing BBC.

Zelenskyy said on Twitter: "Had a phone conversation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Coordinated positions on the eve of the NATO Summit in Madrid. Stressed the importance of a powerful missile defense system for Ukraine to prevent Russian terrorist attacks."

Nato leaders, meeting in Madrid for a summit later today, are expected to approve plans to greatly expand the number of troops on high alert to more than 300,000.