June 13, 2022

Ukraine ready to transfer its weapons to NATO standards in month – Reznikov

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says that Ukrainian servicemen have mastered the artillery supplied from Western countries in just two weeks, and Ukraine itself is ready to transfer its weapons to NATO standards within a month.

“As Comrade Churchill said, give us the tools and we’ll finish the job,” Reznikov said in an interview with The Economist, published on Sunday.

At the same time, he stressed that Ukraine needs the help of Western allies in arming, “and quickly, because the cost of any delay is measured in Ukrainian blood.”

[T]he minister noted that some of Ukraine’s allies talk more about human rights and freedoms than defend them. “The West’s bureaucracy and pragmatism turned out to be much stronger than its values,” Reznikov said.