“We expect everything”
Vitali Klitschko thinks Russia is capable of nuclear attacks
04/18/2022, 6:24 p.m.
The German hesitation in relation to the delivery of heavy weapons met with little sympathy from the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko. It costs lives. “We need tanks and planes,” he told ntv. The situation is critical and Russian use of nuclear weapons is to be expected.
In an interview with ntv, the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, also sees his country exposed to a possible Russian atomic bomb attack: “We expect everything: chemical weapons, nuclear weapons. We have already seen genocide.” He also renewed his demand for heavy weapons from Germany: “I am not an arms expert, but we need tanks and planes.” His brother Wladimir Klitschko added: “You cannot protect yourself with your fists, we need weapons. Weapons are also used for murder, even while we are talking. (…) Of course we need weapons. ‘weapons to defend ourselves.’
Vitali Klitschko underlined the urgency of the delivery to “Bild”: “We need the heavy weapons from Germany immediately. Any delay costs lives. This should be clear to everyone. I cannot understand this debate. ”
So far, the German government has not delivered any heavy weapons to Ukraine. As justification, she mentions, among other things, the necessary agreements with partner countries and the fact that Ukrainian soldiers are not trained in machines. While politicians from the Greens and the FDP in particular advocate the delivery of heavy weapons to the traffic light coalition, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s SPD is rather skeptical.
Klitschko: unloading Steinmeier’s “diplomatic error”
Vitali Klitschko, 50, said of Ukraine’s cancellation of a visit by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier: “It was a diplomatic mistake. We have to show unity at this time.” At the same time, Klitschko invited Chancellor Scholz to visit kyiv. Many Western heads of state have already visited the Ukrainian capital in recent weeks. Among them, for example, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Klitschko had previously warned citizens who wanted to return to the Ukrainian capital. According to the authorities, a Russian rocket attack had taken place the previous day in the town of Brovary near kyiv. Part of the infrastructure was affected. Mayor Ihor Sapaschko announced in a video that there could be interruptions in the water and electricity supply.