Ukraine needs parity in heavy weapons with Russia to liberate its lands and end the war, says Podolyak

Mykhailo Podolyak

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I’ll be straightforward: to end the war and throw the Russians out of Ukraine, we need parity in heavy weapons,” Podolyak said.

He outlined Ukraine’s armament needs as follows:

·         1,000 155mm Howitzers;

·         300 MLRS;

·         500 tanks;

·         2,000 armored vehicles;

·         1,000 UAVs.

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“We expect a corresponding decision at the defense ministers meeting in Brussels on June 15.”

Ukrainian officials have complained of often lackluster support from European powers, especially regional powers France and Germany. According to German news outlet Spiegel, the German government has gone so far as to block other countries, such as Spain, from transferring German-made heavy weapons to Ukraine.