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Vasyl Myroshnychenko seeks more Australian help in Ukraine

Ukraine has made a desperate plea to Australia to “strengthen its support” in its continued fight against Russia’s illegal aggression.

Ukrainian ambassador Vasyl Miroshnichenko said tensions were high and “may get worse before it gets better.”

His comments came after Russia threatened to use “all necessary means”, including nuclear warfare, which has been widely condemned and branded as violating the United Nations Charter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin this week mobilized 300,000 reservists to join the war, prompting a mass exodus from Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the United Nations General Assembly this week, asking for more help to push Russia back.

“Increasing our support for Ukraine is very important and the people of Ukraine are very grateful,” Miroshnichenko told ABC News.

“You recently saw footage of the Bushmasters liberating Kharkov. President Zelensky thanked Prime Minister Albanese during his visit to Ukraine in early July. is.

“We need more artillery and combat drones and more Bushmasters.

“(Our fighters) need body armor, guns and the right weapons to fight. Motivation is pretty high, morale is high.

“It is important that we continue to receive support from around the world, including Australia.”

Defense Minister Richard Marles said his government will work closely with the Ukrainian government to put them in a position where they can win.

“We envision a protracted conflict with Ukraine, which will need help from other countries in the long term.

“That’s how we say we have been one of the biggest non-NATO contributors to Ukraine to date.

“We are cooperating with the Ukrainian government and will definitely provide assistance so that Ukraine can finally resolve this dispute on their terms.”

Opposition leader Peter Dutton said there was “too much bureaucracy” in the department that was slowing the process.

“Undoubtedly Richard (Mars) is facing it from the department. We want to get the equipment, support and defense materials into the hands of the Ukrainians as soon as possible,” he told Nine Network.

“As you point out, when we were in government, we provided $2.5 billion worth of support. We will support the government in our actions.”

Marles said he was working “very quickly” to provide assistance to Ukraine.

“We will continue to work closely with the Ukrainian government and look at ways we can provide continued support,” he said.

first published as Australia urged to do more to help Ukraine as Russian efforts threatened with nuclear weaponization

Vasyl Myroshnychenko seeks more Australian help in Ukraine

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