The battle between Ukraine and Russia over Donbas will resemble World War II, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.
"I am sorry to say this, but it is true: the battle for Donbas will remind you of World War II, with big operations, maneuvers, the participation of thousands of tanks, armored vehicles, aircraft artillery. It will not be a local operation, based on what we see of Russia's preparations for it. Russia has its own plan, we have ours, and the result of this battle will be decided on the battlefield," Kuleba said at a press conference after participating in the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday, UP reports.
He stressed that it is very important now that the allies do not tell Ukraine that they are still in contemplation and they need to follow all procedures, that many problems must be solved before they make a decision.
"Either you help us now-and I'm talking days, not weeks-or your help will come too late. Many people will die, many civilians will lose their homes, many villages will be destroyed precisely because this help came too late," Kuleba summarized.