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Zelensky calls for more weapons and military investment at European summit

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Friday for more arms shipments and military investments to be sent to his country, despite the current rising cost of living across Europe.

Zelensky called on European Union leaders during their summit in the Czech capital, Prague, to “increase the supply of arms and ammunition for defense against Russian pressure, and also to increase the manufacture of arms and ammunition in Europe to be ready to defend our common territory.”

The Ukrainian president acknowledged that the Russian war on his country, along with rising energy costs, had caused “unprecedented pressures on the living conditions of the vast majority of Europeans,” but he also insisted on increasing defense and security investments.

“Like everything else in Europe, security is not something you can get by giving up something, or signing a treaty, security is a duty,” Zelensky said.