Ukraine’s Deputy Protection Minister Hanna Maliar holds a press briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 2. (Ukrinform/Shutterstock)Western allies “should perceive” that offering heavy weaponry to Ukraine “is just not a one-time support” however needs to be continued till “victory,” Ukraine’s Deputy Protection Minister Hanna Maliar mentioned on Sunday.“Weapons have already begun to reach, however it isn’t sufficient to provide a really robust rebuff to the Russian military,” Maliar mentioned. “We are going to at all times want assist, provided that we now have already entered a protracted struggle. The West should perceive that this isn’t a one-time support, however to a victory.”“Our fighters are actually ready, our military is actually ready. However this motivation and coaching will not be sufficient to beat Russia with out weapons,” she mentioned. “Due to this fact, we brazenly ask the query that we want the assistance of the Western world, particularly in weapons. And initially, we’re speaking about air protection and heavy weapons.”The scene in Severodonetsk: Maliar mentioned that the scenario on the bottom is “scorching” and altering always, so it’s troublesome to provide updates on how a lot of the town Ukraine controls.“Nobody can say for positive as a result of, through the combating, some a part of the town could now be underneath the management of Russian troops, however in half-hour, the scenario may change radically,” Maliar mentioned. “The one factor we are able to say for positive is that the (Ukrainian) armed forces are strongly resisting. In any other case, the town would have fallen.”The risk to Kyiv: “Kyiv is continually underneath risk,” Maliar mentioned. “We have to perceive that the struggle is in a scorching part, and Kyiv stays the primary aim of the Russian Federation.”Maliar additionally spoke in regards to the fighters from world wide who’ve signed up for the Worldwide Legion, which she mentioned is legally a part of the Ukrainian armed forces.“The Worldwide Legion proved itself in battle,” Maliar mentioned, together with within the liberation of Kyiv, and now the worldwide fighters “are additionally within the hottest spots.”She mentioned they’ve purposes “from nearly all around the world,” with some folks signing up as “skilled fighters who can carry out very high-level army duties” and others who be part of after being motivated by “the injustice” of the battle.