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Czech president-elect Petr Pavel, a former NATO general, said Thursday there should be "no limits" on military aid to war-ravaged Ukraine, urging allies to show more courage, Agence France-Presse reported.
Pavel, who led the NATO military committee from 2015-18, won his country's presidential ballot over the weekend and will be sworn in next month.
In an interview with AFP, the 61-year-old said the West should provide Ukraine with all types of weapons except nuclear arms as it battles Russia's invasion.
"When it comes to conventional weapons, I really can see no reason for any limits," Pavel said.
"Ukraine cannot fight a tough opponent like this without armored technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles, artillery and longer-range rockets, but maybe also supersonic aircraft," he added.
Western allies have been providing Ukraine with substantial military aid since the full-scale invasion began in February 2022.
But Pavel said more courage was needed as "some countries have a bit of a reserved stance" on shipping over modern weapons.
"If we take a single standpoint, it gives us the best chance of success. We should act in unity on these issues," he told AFP.
Some information in this report came from Agence France-Presse.