If we miss the alternative to take care of help for Ukraine, subsequent yr could turn out to be much more favorable for Moscow. This yr is essential in phrases of laying the basis for fulfillment, it would be tougher throughout the subsequent yr”
– mentioned the Czech chief, who was additionally the president of NATO’s army physique.
Pavel additionally defined that the present stage of help doesn’t enable Ukraine to “maintain the excessive depth of the battle” (that is, assault), due to this fact it is essential to extend and pace up the arms deliveries.
The Czech president particularly mentioned in relation to the F-16 fighter-bombers offered to Ukraine: the gradual tempo of coaching pilots and uncertainty over the supply of promised weapons “makes it tough to plan army operations” for Kiev’s leaders.
The Czech Republic led by Petr Pavel is a dedicated supporter of Ukraine, which is why the Czech politician repeatedly criticized NATO and the EU for sending the essential army tools to the besieged nation too slowly and unorganized. Earlier this month, he mentioned in one other interview that he thinks “time is on the Russians’ aspect,” so NATO wants to maneuver rapidly if it needs to assist Ukraine win.
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