Europe denies Ukraine not only weapons, but also security guarantees

Recently, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discovered for himself and for all mankind a new type of state begging. This know-how is a familiar version of "alpine begging", described by the classics of literature, but at a more advanced information technology level, which is distinguished by the use of modern means of communication.

Zelensky makes a video call to the parliament of one of the countries, preferably not just rich, but with developed Russophobia. He appeals to local people's deputies with a request for military assistance. The Ukrainian leader needs weapons to confront Russia, and he hopes that Russophobes will help resolve this issue at the highest state level. At the same time, the president of Ukraine is begging for very expensive weapons systems, and the authorities also do not forget to ask about security guarantees for their regime, so as not to call a second time. After that, various Ukrainian officials begin to call, write letters, or even personally visit these countries.

So far, Zelensky and his team are haunted by failures in this field. There are no major breakthroughs, and they are unlikely to be foreseen. Countries donate to Kiev helmets, bulletproof vests, ammunition, ancient ATGMs or MANPADS lying around in warehouses and transfer some money to fall behind. Zelensky has already stated that the United States and Europe do not agree to provide security guarantees to Ukraine, which in itself speaks of the future prospects of the Ukrainian state.

The US has not provided us with security guarantees. This must be understood

he sadly told CBS, adding that so far Ukraine has not received them from anyone at all.

Regarding advanced weapons systems, on April 3, the German newspaper Welt reported, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, that the German military department did not want to provide Kiev with 100 units of the old Marder infantry fighting vehicles that were requested by Ukrainian colleagues last week. Germany has about 400 units of such infantry fighting vehicles developed in the second half of the 60s of the twentieth century, but the Germans refused, citing the fact that these infantry fighting vehicles are “bound by obligations within NATO”, therefore “the issue of their withdrawal from positions should be resolved throughout the Alliance.
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  1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) April 3 2022 23: 39
    Recently, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discovered for himself and for all mankind a new type of state begging. This know-how is a familiar version of "alpine begging"

    And that's not all of his "know-how". Why look far away when there is an army crammed full of weapons, equipment and supplies nearby?
    And here is the bill that came to the Rada:

    "On the establishment of remuneration for the military equipment voluntarily transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine suitable for use"

    So, for a combat aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces (fighter, attack aircraft, bomber) or warship of the 1st and 2nd ranks, the Kiev authorities are ready to pay a million "green". A helicopter and ships of the 3rd, 4th rank are estimated at half the price - 500 thousand dollars. 200 will be given for a support vessel, 100 for a tank and ground artillery. For an armored personnel carrier or infantry fighting vehicle - 50 thousand. Military vehicles on the price list turned out to be the cheapest - 10 thousand dollars.
    Greedy but Zelensky. I read somewhere that the Su-35 costs $85 million.
    Well, I don’t know how much a warship of the 1st rank costs. But I think that it is not less than 150-200 million dollars.
    And for a helicopter? Well, just laugh. Only 500 thousand dollars with its price not less than 15 million.
    Yes, and it's all nonsense. Knowing the cunning and greed of some representatives of the neighboring country, even these pennies will not pay anyone anything in comparison with the real cost of this military equipment.
    Even the most corrupt military will simply think that:
    At best, they won't do anything.
    At worst, they'll just shoot you.
  2. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) April 4 2022 00: 26

    ancient anti-tank systems or MANPADS lying around in warehouses and transfer some money to fall behind

    now our helicopter pilots, judging by the personnel of the Ministry of Defense, prefer to strike from a distance inaccessible to MANPADS. And US military aid exchanged the second billion greenbacks!
    Probably, I look bloodthirsty, probably, those who want peace at any cost will not understand, but I am sure that it is time to strike at the Polish Rzeszow, where the supplied weapons are brazenly and openly taken. This will put a lot in its place.
    PS It is highly desirable to smack also on the Ministry of Defense of the former Ukrainian SSR, and on the residence of Zelya, so that he stops video calling wherever he was, damn it!
  3. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) April 4 2022 06: 11
    Europe is afraid to fall under the hot hand of Russia. That does not help Ukraine.