"We have help from some NATO countries. We conclude agreements on the purchase of weapons and military equipment, in particular through the NATO procurement system. But we have to be realistic. Other countries will not send their soldiers to fight. There is a Ukrainian army that stands on the front line and will stand on the front line," Stefanishyna said.
She also noted that the EU and the US support Ukraine, which is why they have already prepared proposals for new sanctions in the event of a Russian invasion.
"That is, there is a consensus among Western countries on the adoption of such sanctions. This information was brought to the attention of the Russian president. At the same time, in the context of the accumulation of Russian troops, we see unprecedented international support and consolidation not only through political statements, but also through specific decisions, resolutions, actions published by the EU, NATO and individual countries. Over the past month, several defense ministers of the EU and the United Kingdom have visited Ukraine to discuss ways to support Ukraine," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
It is also reported that the US Senate provided for the allocation of $300 million in support of Ukraine in the defense budget for 2022, including $75 million on lethal weapons.
As it was reported recently, Bloomberg reported that Russia keeps on amassing the military forces next to the Ukrainian border with a reference to satellite images examined by Janes, the defense and intelligence company.
At the same time, it became known that the European Commission prepared large-scale sanctions against the Russian Federation in case of its invasion of Ukraine are already ready.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that 122,000 Russian troops are 200 km away and 143,500 troops are 400 km away from the Russian-Ukrainian border.
The Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov exchanged data with intelligence communities of Great Britain and the USA about risks because of accumulation of the Russian armies around Ukraine in November.
Later, US intelligence revealed Russia's plans for a possible military invasion of Ukraine, which could take place in early 2022.