Russia is preparing for a new wave of aggression, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said today. In his regular evening speech, he again called on Western countries to speed up the delivery of heavy equipment to Ukraine. American and German media reported today that Washington and Berlin will soon announce the delivery of Abrams and Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

“However, it is necessary to end the discussion with a decision,” said Zelenskyj. According to him, Western countries have the necessary number of tanks at their disposal. “We have to look at it realistically: It’s not about five, ten or 15 tanks. The need is greater,”stated the president and thanked all allies for their support.

“Russia is preparing for a new wave of aggression – with the forces it can mobilize,” Zelensky said about the situation at the front. According to him, Russian forces are already increasing the offensive in the area of ​​Bachmut in the north of the Donetsk region and Vuhledar, roughly 50 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, and they want to increase the pressure on an even larger scale.

Moscow’s troops attacked Ukraine 11 months ago, last year on February 24. The fighting will now focus on the front in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass. According to observers, the dynamics of the conflict have stopped at a dead end, but they do not rule out the possibility that Russia will try to take the initiative on the battlefield in the coming months.

In recent months, the pressure on Germany to send modern Leopard tanks to Ukraine and to allow its allies to do so has been increasing. According to Spiegel magazine, Berlin approved this move. The American media subsequently reported that Washington was leaning towards the supply of Abrams tanks.

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