16 Nov 2023 13:40

Zelensky acknowledges it'll be hard without partners' financial support

MOSCOW. Nov 16 (Interfax) - A possible reduction of partners' financial and military assistance to Ukraine may result in a crisis but will not stop Kiev, Ukrainian media said, citing President Vladimir Zelensky's remarks in an interview with African journalists on Thursday.

"Yes, to be honest, without that it will be very difficult, because we have been giving all money that Ukraine earns to our military," Zelensky said.

"If we don't get assistance to provide social support in key areas and to pensioners, to help people who need it badly, without that, it will be very difficult," he said.

"There will be a crisis in any case," Zelensky said, adding that it "will influence" the course of events but will not stop Kiev.