Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy visits Baltics amid failing aid

Image: Lefhenij Vasukov, DW

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Lithuania at the start of a Baltic tour aimed at promoting aid to Kyiv. Ukraine’s Culture Ministry says almost 900 cultural sites have been damaged or destroyed. DW has more.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on Wednesday as he begins a tour of Baltic states he said is aimed at thanking them for their support as Kyiv fights against Russian invaders.

Speaking after his arrival, Zelenskyy said his country mostly lacked modern air defenses, saying that Western hesitation on aid to Ukraine helped Russian President Vladimir Putin.

His remarks come as Russia steps up its attacks on Ukrainian cities, which, according to the Ukrainian Culture Ministry, have badly damaged or destroyed many sites of cultural value since Moscow’s invasion began.

Courtesy of DW