Ukraine Calls for Isolation of Russia, More Military Aid for Ukrainian Forces

Voice of America News reports: “Ukraine urged its backers Wednesday to make clear to Russia that ‘its attempts of annexation, blackmail and ultimatums’ will only bring more support to the Ukrainian side in the conflict that began with the February invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

‘Ukraine calls on the EU, NATO and the Group of Seven to immediately and significantly increase pressure on Russia, including by imposing new tough sanctions, and significantly increase their military aid to Ukraine, including by providing us with tanks, combat aircraft, armored vehicles, long-range artillery, anti-aircraft and missile defense equipment,’ the Ukrainian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The appeal came as the Russia-installed leaders in Luhansk and Kherson appealed Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex those territories based on what they said was the support of residents…”

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