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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to as the provision of long-range Military Tactical Missile Methods, or ATACMS, “very important” in his nightly handle Saturday.

“We are going to do all the pieces we are able to to make sure that companions open up this very important provide, specifically, of ATACMS and different related weapons,” Zelensky mentioned. “As a result of it’s crucial to guard life; safety of such cities as Kostyantynivka or, for instance, Kharkiv.”

The surface-to-surface missiles can fly round 200 miles, about 4 occasions the space of the rockets utilized by the HIMARS cell programs the US started sending to Ukraine 4 months in the past.

Zelensky mentioned an assault on the town of Kostyantynivka within the Donetsk area earlier Saturday left three folks lifeless and 14 others wounded. He referred to as the shelling “a day by day prevalence” on Ukraine’s territories and mentioned, “there might be no taboos within the provide of weapons to guard in opposition to Russian terror.”

The US has refused to ship ATACMS to Ukraine out of concern they may very well be used to assault targets inside Russia.

New sanctions: Zelensky additionally talked about that he put in force new sanctions on “185 authorized entities and people that Russia makes use of to move personnel and army gear by railroad.”

“Their belongings in Ukraine are blocked, and their current property will likely be used for our protection. We are going to work to make sure that the same blocking is utilized by different nations,” Zelensky mentioned.

Stress on Olympic Committee: The Ukrainian president wrote a letter to the presidents of the Worldwide Sports activities Federations with a name to rethink the choice of the Worldwide Olympic Committee to permit the return of Russian athletes at worldwide competitions.

As soon as “Russian athletes seem at worldwide competitions, it is just a matter of time earlier than they begin justifying Russia’s aggression and utilizing the symbols of terror,” Zelensky argued.

He referred to as the Worldwide Olympic Committee choice “an unprincipled flexibility.”