Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Thursday night sent a critical message to “warfare experts” who give advice and have strong opinions about what Ukraine’s defense strategy should look like. “We need ammunition, not advice,” says the Ukrainian defense, though thankful for the help received so far.
The message of the Ukrainian ministry comes after a series of criticisms not officially assumed, but reached the media “on sources”, including from some American officials, regarding the way Ukraine is deploying its troops to the front in the counter-offensive against Russia.
“It seems that everyone is now an expert on the war in Ukraine. We appreciate all this attention, but we humbly remind you that if we were listening to what non-Ukrainians were saying in February 2022, we would no longer exist. Thank you, but we need ammunition, not advice,” the Ministry of Defense in Kiev said in a video message, set against the background of war images.
The message is similar, but less harsh, to that delivered a few days ago by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who said any criticism of the counteroffensive “is tantamount to … spitting in the face of (Ukrainian soldiers) who they sacrifice their lives every day, going forward and liberating kilometer after kilometer of Ukrainian land.”
“I recommend all critics to shut up, come to Ukraine and try to free a square centimeter themselves,” Kuleba also stated.
The message also recalls the famous line of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in the first days of the war, when he received the proposal from the United States to be safely removed from the country: “I need ammunition, not to be removed from the country” („I need ammunition, not a ride”).
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