Kyiv is in discussions with the United States to acquire long-range weapons to fight off Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday.
“Without long-range weapons it is difficult not only to carry out an offensive mission but to be honest also to conduct a defensive operation,” Zelensky said, speaking alongside Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
“We talk about it, about appropriate weapons, with our partners. First and foremost, we are talking about long-range systems with the United States.”
“It depends only on them as of today,” he added.
Zelensky explained that without those weapons, Russia maintained the upper hand in certain situations.
“It is very difficult. It means that you are defending your land and you cannot reach the appropriate distance to destroy your enemy. That is, the enemy has a distance advantage,” he said.