The U.S. and major European countries have pledged additional arms support one after another as the situation in Ukraine gradually tilts toward Russia.
On the surface, they seem to be adding power with one voice, but a subtle temperature difference is also being detected between the United States and European countries over the truce.
This is the report by Kwon Joon-gi.
Ukraine, which has given up key bases in the eastern region to Russia one after another, is making it clear that it will fight to the end despite the bitter struggle.
[볼로디미르 젤렌스키 / 우크라이나 대통령 : 전쟁을 끝낼 결심은 침략자가 해야 합니다. 우리는 완전한 영토수복이 보장될 때까지 끝까지 싸울 겁니다.]
In the midst of this, the United States promised to provide 1 trillion won worth of weapons, the largest amount since the war.
He dismissed the once-signed truce and emphasized that he would not make any decisions against the will of Ukraine.
[카린 장-피에르 / 백악관 대변인 : 우크라이나는 주권 국가이고 젤렌스키 대통령은 민주적으로 선출된 대통령입니다. 오직 젤렌스키 대통령만이 이 전쟁을 어떻게 끝낼지 결심할 수 있습니다.]
Leaders of France, Germany and Italy also made a blitz visit to the capital, Kiiu, to show off their strong solidarity.
It also expressed support for Ukraine’s accession to the EU, along with additional arms support.
However, on the eve of his visit to Ukraine, French President Macron revealed the complexities of the talks by referring to the need for a ceasefire.
[엠마뉘엘 마크롱 / 프랑스 대통령 : 우리는 평화를 구축하길 원합니다. 어느 시점에서는 휴전을 위한 협의가 시작 되어야 한다는 이야기입니다.]
In Europe, the economic crisis is becoming visible due to rising energy and food prices, and public opinion is also not serious.
In a recent opinion poll, the opinion that the war should end even if some territory is taken away from Ukraine outweighed those who advocated retaliation by Russia.
Europe has begun to negotiate an armistice with the U.S., which seems to be putting pressure on Ukraine to give up its territory.
That’s why some analysts say a rift is starting between the western alliance.
This is Kwon Jun-ki from YTN.
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