The West should provide Kiev with whatever it needs to fight Moscow, new Czech leader Petr Pavel has argued
Petr Pavel celebrates his victory in the second round of the presidential election on January 28, 2023. © Getty Images / Anadolu Agency / Lukas Kabon
There should be “no limits” on Western military aid for Ukraine, according to Czech president-elect Petr Pavel. The former NATO general, who was elected as head of state in late January, made the hawkish remarks in an interview with AFP published on Thursday.
“When it comes to conventional weapons, I really can see no reason for any limits,” Pavel stated, arguing that Kiev needs more aid to defeat Russia.
“We should provide Ukraine with all means to help it push the Russian Army out,” he added.
Ukraine cannot fight a tough opponent like this without armored technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles, artillery and longer-range rockets, but maybe also supersonic aircraft.
Pavel argued that Kiev’s Western backers should show more courage in delivering advanced arms to Ukraine, asserting that “some countries have a bit of a reserved stance” on sending newer weaponry. The president-elect did not specify the nations that he believes to be lacking in resolve.