We ran out of all missiles: Zelenskyy on why Ukraine lost major power plant in Kyiv

Volodymyr Zelenskyy during an interview with PBS. Photo: video screenshot/PBS

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reveals that Ukraine was not able to protect its biggest thermal power plant in the Kyiv region, Trypilska TPP, as it lacked missiles for air defense systems.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated this in an interview with the American TV channel PBS.

“Eleven missiles flew in. We took down the first seven, and the other four destroyed the plant. Why’s that? Because we had zero missiles left. We have run out of all the missiles that could protect Tripillia,” the president noted.

He noted that the NATO allies showed Iran that Israel, on the orher hand, wasn’t alone and had support of its allies though it’s not a NATO state, just like Ukraine which is still restricted in many kinds of support due to that.

“And this is a lesson, this a response to anyone, on any continent, who says you need to assist Ukraine very carefully so you don’t engage NATO countries in a war,” concluded the Ukrainian leader.

He also made clear that Ukraine could still rely on itself technically if provided a list of arms it requires to defend itself efficiently, its sky in particular.

“There are specific weapons to move forward, there are specific weapons to protect our sky, there are tools to unblock the sky for people to move forward. All our partners have this plan. They have [it] at their disposal, what we actually need technically,” the president said.

The Trypilska thermal power plant station was destroyed by Russians on April 11, it is now our of service.

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