Valery Chaly: Everyone feels that, in theory, the only way to win now is by strong military means. But, on the front, extremely difficult victories are being fought. So, of course, we talk about these things rather openly, which yields results.
When a government official says Ukraine requires a specific piece of weaponry, look, in my opinion, pretty much every Ukrainian knows that we need them. You don’t have to be an official to know this.
Jake Sullivan, Yermak’s counterpart in Washington, has established very consistent contact, occuring on a regular basis. It is no longer just the two of them but also, as I recall, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmitro Kuleba, and the leader of the military forces, Valerii Zaluzhyi. Negotiations are well underway, but Sullivan has publicly declared his opposition to such a choice [granting Ukraine long-term weapons], and he has reported his opinion to the President.