Klychko emphasized that Kyiv had been and remained a target for Russian troops.
Vitalii Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, does not rule out that Russian President Vladimir Putin may try to attack the capital once again with ground troops, as the politician said in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.
"Kyiv has been and remains a target. We must always assume that Putin can attack us again with ground troops," he suggested, calling on Western partners to provide all the necessary weapons, including modern American F-16 fighters.
"We need fighter jets, our military officers are clear about this. We must be able to defend ourselves!" Klychko said.
Regarding the supply of battle tanks, Klychko criticized the pace, emphasizing that Ukraine was "paying with the lives of citizens every day."
"Unfortunately, everything is going very slowly, we are paying with the lives of our citizens and we urgently need these defensive weapons. There are huge losses on both sides. Putin wants to destroy our country," the Mayor added.
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