Ukraine ‘might be pressured to retreat with out US help’ | EUROtoday

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that his troops might be pressured to retreat if the promised US help bundle held up in congress is just not delivered.

“If there is no US support, it means that we have no air defence, no Patriot missiles, no jammers for electronic warfare, no 155-milimetre artillery rounds,” Mr Zelensky instructed the Washington Post.

“It means we will go back, retreat, step by step, in small steps,” he stated. “We are trying to find some way not to retreat.”

Shortages of munitions, he stated, meant “you have to do with less. How? Of course, to go back. Make the front line shorter. If it breaks, the Russians could go to the big cities.”

Ukrainian troops have been pressured onto a defensive footing over the previous few months because it struggles with ammunition shortages amid delays to the $60 billion help bundle from Washington.

Mr Zelensky stated Ukraine was making up for shortages of missiles with home-produced weaponry and air defence techniques, “but it is not enough” because it weathers a surge in Russian assaults on vitality and different important infrastructure.

The Telegraph revealed that there has additionally been a surge in demand for decoy weapons amongst Ukrainian troops to make up for the shortfall of actual weapons.

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