NATO Summit on Ukraine: The deployment of anti-ship missiles is also on the table

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not called for his country to join the Alliance or for a no-fly zone.

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To support her Ukraine providing it with anti-ship missiles in the current Summit meeting NATO and its allies, a senior US official said today.

"We have begun consulting with our allies to provide anti-ship missiles in Ukraine ", the official pointed out on the sidelines of the NATO special summit on the war in Ukraine, which is being held in Brussels.

"There may be some technical challenges to implementing this plan, but it is something we are consulting with the allies on and we have started working on," he said.

At the same time, the US official said that during the NATO summit "many" leaders considered that "China should assume its responsibilities to the international community" and that we should "continue to ask China not to support Russia". in her attack ".

At the same time, US media (19fortyfive, Forbes) claim that sending anti-ship missiles to Ukraine could make a significant contribution to the Ukrainian defense.

Special mention is made of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) system which is already available in countries such as Poland and Romania.

Zelensky: Unrestricted military assistance

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky who intervened in the NATO summit by teleconference, did not ask for his country's membership in the Alliance, nor the creation of a no-fly zone, according to the same official.

Instead, he called for "unrestricted military assistance" to his country so that it could fight the Russian army, which it has so far faced "in unequal conditions."

"In order to save our people and our cities, Ukraine needs unrestricted military assistance. As Russia uses all its arsenal against us without restraint," Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video message posted on his Telegram account. is addressed to the Heads of State and Government of the Atlantic Alliance meeting in Brussels on the subject of the war in Ukraine.

"The Ukrainian army has been resisting unequal conditions for a month now! I have been repeating the same thing for a month now. "

Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated his call for the supply of fighter jets and tanks, mainly to lift the siege of Mariupol, Berdyansk and Melitopol, cities in southern Ukraine that are under siege by the Russian army.

"You have thousands of fighter jets. "But you have not given it to us yet," he said.

"You have at least 20.000 tanks (…) Ukraine has requested one percent of all your tanks! Give them to us or sell them to us! "But we still do not get a clear answer."