Ukraine will receive the weapons and ammunition necessary during all the months of the next year 2023 to fight against the russian invasionassured this Wednesday Oleksii ReznikovMinister of Defense of Ukraine.
During a special program broadcast by the TV channels Ukrainian women and that the agency collects Interfax-Ukrainethe person in charge of Defense pointed out that the country has signed numerous contracts with other nations to have weapons in the coming months.
“The US military industry is already up and running. In other words, one of the key issues of each meeting of the Ramstein format (as the meetings of the Ukrainian Defense group with other nations are called) is to execute the capabilities of the countries that support Ukraine in this war”, the minister specified.
At the moment, “orders have already been placed and, not only in the USAbut also in Germany, France, Slovakiathe Czech Republic, Romania and other countries,” he stressed.
“And I am going to speak frankly, without revealing big secrets, I have many signed contracts to supply us with necessary weapons and corresponding ammunition. And I know for sure, defense ministers or defense secretaries of various countries confirm to me that they have also signed similar contracts ”with the country, he said.
The Ukrainian agency recalled that Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defensealready reported last November that at least six countries announced more military aid to Ukraine in the seventh meeting of the so-called format of ramstein.
Ukrainian President, VolodImir Zelenskytravel this Wednesday to USAin his first visit outside the country since the Russian invasion began, on February 24, to obtain more help to defend Ukraine.
During the visit, the US president, Joe Bidenplans to announce the shipment of a new military aid package to Ukraine worth 2 billion dollarswhich will include a battery of patriot missilesa highly effective missile defense system that kyiv has been requesting from Washington for some time.
This Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the creation of a supervision program to Ukraine which will last four months and which seeks to “help” kyiv to “maintain stability and catalyze donor funding” in the face of the Russian invasion.
“The invasion of Russia continues to have a devastating social and economic impact on Ukraine. Civilian casualties are increasing, more than a third of the population has been displaced, access to basic necessities such as electricity, water and heating are at risk and the destruction of homes, infrastructures and productive capacity has been massive”, explained the acting director of the Executive Board of the organization, Gita Gopinath.
“As a result, economic activity has been severely contracted, inflation remains high and public finances are under extreme pressure,” he stressed, although he pointed out that “despite all these burdens, the authorities have largely succeeded in measure to maintain macroeconomic and financial stability and are committed to continuing to adapt policies to rapidly changing circumstances, including in the event of a severe downturn.
Thus, he argued that “the needs for the balance of payments are very high and the risks are extremely high”, which has led the Executive Board of the IMF to approve the surveillance program, which will be launched in the face of the “exceptional circumstances” in Ukraine to “help authorities pursue prudent macroeconomic policies during this particularly difficult period and catalyze donor funding.”
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)