Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made an urgent plea to NATO defense ministers for air defenses during a visit to Brussels as Kyiv’s counteroffensive is set to extend into the winter months.
(Bloomberg) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made an urgent plea to NATO defense ministers for air defenses during a visit to Brussels as Kyiv’s counteroffensive is set to extend into the winter months.
“Air defense is a significant part of the answer to the question of when this war will end, and whether it will end justly for Ukraine,” Zelenskiy told the ministers. “We all need this kind of push now, a step forward in our defense, air defense.” Ukraine’s allies discussed military aid for Ukraine as the Israel-Hamas conflict risks diverting weapons and focus away from Russia’s military campaign.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters after the meeting in Brussels that the US can “do both,” continuing to help arm Ukraine while also aiding Israel after it was attacked by Hamas militants. He also said Ukraine won’t be ready to fly F-16 jets contributed by allies until at least spring.
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Russia’s exports of oil products declined in the first week of October, with diesel flows dropping to a three-year low amid a ban on some shipments of the fuel for most of the period.
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