14th June 2022
Yuri Sak, an advisor for Ukraine's defence minister, told reporters that "Donbas is not lost. The fighting continues.
Sak said that the "only thing we need now actually is more heavy weaponry from our international partners."
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke before he met with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger and reiterated Berlin's commitment to supply Ukraine with modern weaponry.
"It is clear that Ukraine needs additional weapons for its defence," Scholz said, adding that Germany has supplied Ukraine with arms since the start of the invasion.
Scholz said that the arms would be supplied in coordination with European and NATO partners. He added that it was important that Germany and its allies defend "every square inch of NATO territory," and that Berlin would increase its presence on NATO's eastern flank.