Zelensky: Kremlin must lose, Ukraine needs more military aid

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

© APA | President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

# 20 January 2023 15:08 (UTC +04:00)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a clear message - he wanted to thank Western allies for the help they have provided so far but made it clear Ukraine wants more military aid. And quickly, in his address to the participants of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group held at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, APA reports citing BBC.

The president spoke quite a lot about time, warning, "Russia wants the power to destroy nations," and reiterating, "the Kremlin must lose."

Zelensky stressed there is not a lot of time. His appeal took a double-pronged approach, talking about the time constraints and pressures they are under - but also the suffering Ukraine is enduring.

Obviously, there has been a huge amount of focus and concentration on the issue of battle tanks, and many people are watching to see what the new Defence Minister in Berlin, Boris Pistorius, has to say at this meeting.

We also heard from US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin talking about how this is a decisive moment for Ukraine.

All of this comes ahead of anticipated speculation of a potential Russian offensive in the spring, as the weather improves,