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Prime Minister Shmyhal says he still cannot confirm that new US military aid has arrived in Ukraine

Speaking to CBC News, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said he cannot confirm the delivery of US military aid to Ukraine after its approval last month, and Ukraine is still waiting for deliveries as soon as possible.

We still cannot approve that we have this now in Ukraine, but we are waiting for this ammunition, for air defense systems and missiles, for other military equipment, and especially for long- and medium-range equipment.”, said Denys Shmyhal.

Shmyhal said the latter at the front is crucial to change the situation.not only to deter Russian aggression on the front lines, but also to limit their logistics and have the ability to expel them from our occupied territories here in Ukraine.”

The News York Times previously said this on April 28 and 29 Just four days after President Biden’s approval of aid, Ukraine received its first shipments of anti-tank missiles and 155mm artillery shells from the new US aid package, and Patriot missiles from Spain arrived in Poland on April 30, expected soon on the front lines.

The Ukrainian Prime Minister confirmed that Russia took advantage of the six-month delay in approving US aid in Congress and seized the city of Avdiivka and several villages. He said it was “not crucial”, but now Ukraine will have to regain the lost ground.

ISW says Ukraine, waiting for US help, withdraws from villages near Avdiivka to avoid being outflanked by Russia

Earlier this week, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not rule out sending troops to Ukraine if Kiev made that request.

Macron’s conditions for deploying troops in Ukraine: Russia’s breakthrough and Ukraine’s request

Asked under what circumstances Ukraine would ask for troops from another country, Shmyhal said that for now Ukraine is only asking its partners for weapons and equipment. But, he says, if France or another ally of Ukraine decided to take their soldiers or instructors to Ukrainian territory,we will appreciate this and I believe it will (be) It is easier for us to expel the Russians from our territory.”

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