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    Ukraine: ‘Fast-Track’ Talks Underway for Missiles, Planes

    Ukraine: ‘Fast-Track’ Talks Underway for Missiles, Planes

    , Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday.

    Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Ukraine's supporters in the West “understand how the war is developing” and the need to supply planes capable of providing cover for the armored fighting vehicles that the United States and Germany pledged at the beginning of the month.

    However, in remarks to online video channel Freedom, Podolyak said that some of Ukraine's Western partners maintain a “conservative” attitude to arms deliveries, “due to fear of changes in the international architecture.” and North have accused the West of prolonging and taking a direct role in the war by sending Kyiv increasingly sophisticated weapons.

    “We need to work with this. We must show (our partners) the real picture of this war,” Podolyak said, without naming specific countries. “We must speak reasonably and tell them, for example, ‘This and this will reduce fatalities, this will reduce the burden on infrastructure. This will reduce security threats to the European continent, this will keep the war localized.' And we are doing it.”

    The U.S. and Germany agreed Wednesday to share advanced tanks with Ukraine along with the…

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