KIEV, January 20. /TASS/. Ukraine’s armed forces have fewer armaments of some types than Russian troops, Andrey Sibiga, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office, said on Friday.
"We still have a large disproportion of some kinds of weapons [versus the Russian army]; one to three or one to five and more. For example, in artillery systems or artillery shells for certain systems. And this should be equalized," he told the Rada TV channel.
On January 20, another meeting of defense ministers from approximately 50 countries was held at Germany’s USAF Ramstein Air Base where further aid to Kiev was discussed. Its participants did not make a decision on delivering German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. According to German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, there is no unified coalition interested in supplying them to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, addressing the meeting via video link, asked the Western top military officials to speed up the deliveries of tanks, artillery and air defense systems to Kiev. Additionally, he hoped to obtain F-16 fighter jets and long range-missiles at future meetings.