“Not one of the Hawkei light-armoured automobiles that the Ukrainians need to use as cell missile launchers although we’ve a thousand of them in inventory too.
“I do know that the Australian authorities desires us to stay Ukraine’s finest good friend in Asia and I’m assured that the Prime Minister Albanese gained’t go to the approaching NATO summit with out a huge new arms package deal to assist maintain Ukrainian troopers alive as they search to reclaim their houses.”
Abbott savaged the choice to maintain Australian ambassador Bruce Edwards in Warsaw, Poland, regardless of all Western allies reinstating their diplomatic embassies in Kyiv in a present of assist and solidarity.
On the one-year anniversary of the invasion, Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky immediately pleaded with Australia’s diplomats to return to the Ukrainian capital.
“I do count on that our ambassador will swiftly return to Kyiv, from Warsaw, because it’s so out of character for Australians to huddle in security when there’s work to be accomplished,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that Ukraine was combating for all smaller nations threatened by dictators, and cited Taiwan for instance.
“There’s not the slightest doubt that Beijing is watching what occurs right here, weighing what it would do throughout the Taiwan Strait,” he mentioned.
“In that sense, Ukrainians are combating not only for their very own freedom however for the liberty of each smaller nation threatened by a bigger neighbour.”
Abbott was Prime Minister when flight MH17 was shot down over jap Ukraine by three pro-Russian separatists killing all 298 souls on-board together with 38 Australians.
“For me, Putin’s battle on Ukraine has lengthy been private,” he mentioned. “And I’ve by no means ceased to thirst for justice for these Australians solid into eternity as a result of the Russian dictator couldn’t bear to see an unbiased Ukraine.
“I’ve by no means ceased to need freedom and democracy for Ukraine, a rustic craving to be rid of the bondage of Moscow.”
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