Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar declared that peace in Ukraine will not be possible until Russia’s military objectives fail, as he urged Western countries to increase military support for Kiev.
Speaking ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels today, he said European countries should increase supplies of ammunition to Ukraine and ensure Russia’s attempts to seize its territory and overthrow its government fail.
Ireland will not provide military aid to Kiev due to its military neutrality, but it has provided non-lethal equipment such as medical supplies, armor and fuel.
Varadkar has repeatedly criticized failed attempts to appease Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin.
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“Putin was allowed to take over part of Georgia, then he was allowed to take over Crimea. People often ask the question: Where will Putin stop? Putin will stop where we stop him. “I don’t think peace will be possible until it is very clear that Russia’s military objectives in Ukraine have failed,” he said.
The leaders of several EU countries are expected to sign an agreement to jointly buy artillery shells for Ukraine.