Yesterday Russia confirmed to continue negotiations with Ukraine and hoped that these negotiations would yield positive results, but the fact that Western countries are speeding up the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine makes it difficult for Russia to continue to negotiate with Ukraine. The conflict here is more unpredictable.
At a meeting hosted by the US at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on April 26 with the participation of more than 40 countries, including all NATO members, US Defense Secretary Austin said the country had catching up to the speed of fast transportation to the battlefield, urgently supplying heavy weapons worth more than 1 billion USD and other aid to Kiev by sea and by air.
According to Mr. Austin, this is an unimaginable speed: “We have no time to waste.
Today’s meeting made clear the reasons why the coming weeks will be so important for Ukraine. So we need to accelerate the pace of supporting this country. We know that, after this meeting, all leaders will be more determined than ever to support Ukraine.”
This meeting was organized by the United States to seek to promote cooperation with allies and partners to provide weapons and equipment to Ukraine against Russia. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Austin said that more than 30 allies and partners have committed military aid and equipment to Ukraine with a total value of more than 5 billion USD.
Notably, the UK said it would deliver the Stormer self-propelled air defense complex equipped with Strarstreak missiles along with other military equipment including 120 armored vehicles, anti-ship missiles and high-tech ammunition to the UK. Ukraine. The German side also said it would provide Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery to Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that if Western weapons continued to “flow” into Ukraine , negotiations to end the fighting would yield no results.
According to the Russian Foreign Minister, NATO’s “adding fuel to the fire” in the Ukraine conflict will lead to the risk of World War 3: “The weapons supplied to Ukraine will be a legitimate target of Russia in the future.” Russia is conducting a special military operation.
Weapons depots in western Ukraine have been repeatedly targeted by Russian forces. Arming Ukraine by Western countries and NATO means entering the war with Russia through a proxy. This actually creates the risk of spreading the conflict.”
Earlier, at the meeting between Russian President Putin and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Russian side said that it was still continuing negotiations with Ukraine and expressed hope that the negotiations would bring positive results and end the conflict.
However, when Western resources and weapons continuously pour into eastern Ukraine, experts predict that the conflict will be fierce and prolonged in this battlefield.