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President Zelenskyy: There will be new defense packages, including scarce artillery

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March 20,2024 216
President Zelenskyy: There will be new defense packages, including scarce artillery

“Today, another “Ramstein” took place; there will be new defense packages, including scarce artillery,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on March 19.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

Today, another “Ramstein” took place – a meeting of countries that support our defense, our protection against Russian terror. This was a productive meeting, and there are results. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Umerov took part in it. I am waiting for his detailed report. I can say a few things now. There will be new defense packages, including scarce artillery. New states are joining the Czech initiative to purchase ammunition – thank you all. Of course, the priority for air defense, electronic warfare and drones remains unchanged. I am grateful to all the countries that are genuinely working to give appropriate substance to this priority of ours. Ukrainian drones are already yielding solid results, and we need to significantly boost the international component of cooperation. The frontline must feel our strengthening in terms of drones. I am grateful to all the “Ramstein” participants and to the United States, to Secretary Austin for leadership.

I would also like to recognize Germany today for the announced defense package of half a billion euros. It includes artillery and armored vehicles. We greatly appreciate the German contribution to the protection of Ukrainian lives and our independence.

Full text of the address: Office of the President of Ukraine