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Ukraine needs NATO to provide aircraft and other weapons urgently – UWC President Paul Grod in Brussels

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March 24,2022 409
Ukraine needs NATO to provide aircraft and other weapons urgently – UWC President Paul Grod in Brussels

 

Ahead of the NATO summit, the Council of Europe meeting, and the G7 leaders’ summit, the President of The Ukrainian World Congress Paul Grod is visiting Brussels to call upon the world to provide Ukraine with the necessary assistance and weapons to fight Russian aggression.

“We are calling upon the NATO countries today to give Ukraine the planes, tanks and arms they need to stop this brutal war.  These monumental decisions will impact the future of the globe and thousands of lives in Ukraine that today are fighting for freedom,” – Paul Grod said. 

During the Solidarity event in support of Ukraine, which took place in the Ukrainian Civil Society Hub in Brussels, the UWC President spoke about his visit to the Polish-Ukrainian border, as well as to Lviv, where he met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The MFA and UWC leaders identified the most important steps in Ukraine’s support for Ukraine, most notably Ukraine’s immediate need for weapons and aircraft.

“There are war crimes going on. This is genocide against Ukrainian people, and it needs to be stopped with decisive action. We are calling upon NATO leaders today and tomorrow to make those decide on the side of good, don’t be afraid. Putin has escalated and continues to escalate. We can’t wait any longer. We need to make concrete steps”, Paul Grod stressed. 

The UWC President met with representatives of the Ukrainian community, Igor Khokholyak, Chairman of the Society of Ukrainians in Belgium, Vsevolod Chentsov, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union, Marta Barandiy, founding chair of Promote Ukraine, Nataliia Melnyk, Ukrainian civil society coordinator,  Kris Beckers, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Belgium, diplomats from Poland, Lithuania, and MEPs, including Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian representative in the European Parliament.