Europe, Russia , Power & Security Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations speaks at Perry World House

April 19, 2022
By Louisa Shepard |Penn Today

In a Q&A with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Trudy Rubin, Sergiy Kyslytsya said the Russian invasion has global implications for democracy.

The fight against aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine is not only a fight to save Ukraine but to also protect Europe and democracy globally, said Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, during a discussion at Perry World House.

“It is not the issue of how to equip or provide enough weapons to Ukraine to defend Ukraine,” Kyslytsya said. “It is in the intrinsic interest of every European nation and the collective civilized world to do everything possible and provide Ukraine with everything possible so that Putin’s regime is defeated by Ukrainians.”

Ukraine needs more weapons and supplies and is in “quiet but very intense” bilateral and multilateral discussions with several nations to get that support, said Kyslytsya . “It’s possible” Ukraine can survive this war, he said, if democracies around the world “continue to be our partners and support us economically and militarily.”

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