Renewal of the Grain Agreement and the Need for Arms Supplies: The Speech of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at the Aspen Security Forum

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the 14th annual Aspen Security Forum, with CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria moderating the conversation. The Aspen Institute (USA) organized this interview with the Aspen Institute Kyiv.

Key topics of President Zelensky’s speech:

  • Ukraine is making efforts to unblock the operation of the grain corridor, which is crucial for trade and the economic interests of all countries in the region. Additionally, in cooperation with Turkey and the UN, Ukraine is working on unblocking shipping lanes in the Black Sea.
  • Support for Ukrainian families and children and international unity form a strong foundation for victory.
  • Russian society does not see any victories on the battlefield or in the economy, which has led to demotivation among Russians. Support for Putin’s aggressive policies is decreasing.
  • Today, preserving unity within the country is more critical than ever because unity is the criterion for victory.
  • Ukraine needs significant long-range weaponry and artillery to achieve parity with the Russian side.