Zelenskyy: Russia expects to prolong war, we have to speed things up

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Russia is trying to drag the war, and Ukraine should speed up the events and supply of weapons.

Source: Zelenskyy’s evening address 

Quote: "We are doing everything to ensure that our pressure outweighs the occupiers' assault capabilities. And it is very important to maintain the dynamics of defence support from our partners. The speed of supply has been and will be one of the key factors in this war.

Russia hopes to drag out the war, to exhaust our forces. So we have to make time our weapon. We must speed up the events, speed up the supply and opening of new necessary weaponry options for Ukraine."

Details: Following the results of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff meeting, Zelenskyy noted that the situation at the front was "very tough."

"Bakhmut, Vuhledar and other areas in the Donetsk region are under constant Russian attacks. There are constant attempts to break through our defence. The enemy does not count its people and, despite numerous casualties, maintains a high intensity of attacks. In some of its wars, Russia has lost in total less people than it loses there, in particular near Bakhmut," said Zelenskyy.

The president reiterated that Ukraine has gained significant results in relations with the United States, Germany, Poland, Canada, Belgium, Norway, Italy, and other countries.

"We have to make the next week no less powerful [perhaps, successful – ed.] for our defence," he said.

Background: On 29 January, The Wall Street Journal published an article, which said that behind the decision to dramatically increase military aid to Ukraine is concern in some Western capitals that time may be on Russia's side.

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