Ukraine Seeks More Arms, Closer Ties to West After Taking Ground From Russia

KHARKIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian forces seemed to maximise good points from a lightning-quick offensive within the nation’s northeastern Kharkiv area, making a diplomatic push for extra weapons and deeper safety ties with Western allies.

A high aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former chief of the North Atlantic Treaty Group, mentioned Tuesday they had been drafting a proposal to shore up ties between Kyiv and its Western allies with the intention of guaranteeing the circulation of weapons, intelligence, monetary assist and coaching to the nation. The doc, they mentioned, gained’t embrace a dedication just like Article 5 of the NATO alliance, which requires allies to intervene militarily if a member is attacked. As a substitute, the officers mentioned the doc is modeled on ensures between the U.S. and Israel, which ensures the circulation of assist is regular and unwavering.