President's Office addresses Germany: If you want war to end as soon as possible, give us Leopard 2 tanks
Ukraine has the right to defend its territory and wants to restore peace, which requires partners' support, including the provision of modern weapons.
This was stated by the adviser to the head of the President's Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, in an interview with the German news service Tagesschau.de, the OP website cites.
"If we intensively break through the defense line of the russian army, the next step will be to return the territories and destroy the armed forces of the russian federation. And for this, we need a certain amount of armored vehicles and tanks. But these should not be ineffective Soviet tanks – neither T-55, nor T-64, not even a T-72. That's why we say to our partners, especially Germany: if you want to take the lead, if you want us to have fewer casualties, and if you want this war to end faster, then give us Leopard 2," he said.
Yermak's adviser emphasized that the Ukrainian military can very quickly learn to use new weapons of any complexity, which has been proven more than once.
Podolyak stated that today the Ukrainian military at the front effectively uses almost all types of artillery, which they did not even have before the start of a full-scale war.
The head of the OP's adviser is convinced that the fact that russia is a nuclear power should not stop Ukraine from protecting its territory.
"If we stop, at some point they will enter Dnipro on tanks, then Kyiv, and also declare these cities russia. That way, we will completely lose Ukraine. There is no escalation. There is Ukraine, which has the right to defend its territory. We want to restore peace. This requires the support with conventional weapons," Podolyak said.