Associated Press
January 28, 2023

Ukraine: ‘Fast-track’ talks underway for missiles, planes

Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Ukraine’s supporters in the West “understand how the war is developing” and the need to supply planes capable of providing cover for the armored fighting vehicles that the United States and Germany pledged at the beginning of the month.


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asserted Friday that Western countries providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict. Orban has refused to send weapons to neighboring Ukraine and sought to block EU funds earmarked for military aid.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it would summon Hungary’s ambassador to complain about Orban’s remarks. A ministry spokesperson, Oleg Nikolenko, said Orban told reporters that Ukraine was “a no-man’s land” and compared it to Afghanistan.


Western weapons have proven essential to Ukraine’s defense while stoking ever-higher tensions with Moscow. Russia’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that Ukrainian forces used U.S.-made HIMARS rockets to strike a hospital in the eastern Ukrainian town of Novoaidar, killing 14 people.


Polish Radio
January 29, 2023

Ukraine: Zelensky calls for long-range missiles

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on Western allies to provide his country’s armed forces with long-range missiles….

Zelensky has renewed his plea for Western nations to supply Ukraine with more potent weapons, according to news outlets.

These include the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS)….

Expedited talks are under way between Kyiv and its allies about its request for long-range missiles….


Earlier on Saturday, Zelensky’s adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said that negotiations were under way between Ukraine and its Western partners about Kyiv’s request for long-range missiles….

Meanwhile, military officials have begun pushing the US Department of Defense to approve sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine….