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Kiev: no indications of departure of Wagner troops

Ukrainian President Zelensky believes that the spring offensive that the Ukrainian military is at the moment getting ready will probably be profitable, he additionally stated on the press convention with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and Belgian Prime Minister De Croo. “We do not take into consideration failing. That is not how we’re.”

He additionally reaffirmed his nation’s NATO ambitions, though he says he needs to be “practical”. “We all know we won’t be a part of through the struggle. However we would like the sign that we’ll be a part of after the struggle.” On the NATO summit in Vilnius in July, Zelensky needs steps to be taken in that path, which Rutte agreed.

The Ukrainian president additionally referred to as once more for the supply of F-16 fighter jets, or at the least for the dedication of coaching missions for Ukrainian pilots, who’re used solely to Soviet-era fighter jets. Rutte referred to as the supply of F-16s “no taboo”. “We’re working in that path. We’re not there but, however we’ve additionally seen that debate across the supply of howitzers and tanks. They’re now in Ukraine.”

BELGA – Prime Minister De Croo (left) and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte (proper) along with Zelensky in The Hague.

Zelensky can be in search of further navy help in our area to spice up his military’s reserves, as Kiev is getting ready a counter-offensive towards Russia. “It isn’t really easy to journey to different nations, as a result of I don’t wish to demotivate our individuals on the entrance,” he stated within the Catshuis, the official residence of the Dutch prime minister. “However I’ve to be right here, to be stronger on the battlefield. And to convey dangerous information to Russia. I’m in The Hague. Yesterday I used to be in Finland. That’s not far,” it sounded.

Zelensky believes that his forces’ spring offensive will probably be profitable. “All our firms, all of society, are doing all the things they’ll to strengthen the navy. We have now just one goal. We do not take into consideration failing. That is not how we’re made,” he stated. On the similar time, there isn’t any success whenever you lose individuals on the battlefield, he additionally stated. “Even when you win someplace, you lose.”

After a lunch with Rutte and De Croo, the Ukrainian president visits a weapons depot from which Dutch navy materials is dropped at Ukraine. He’s anticipated in Berlin on Could 13.

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