Western allies are taking too long to make key decisions on military support for Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an exclusive interview with Reuters in Kyiv on Monday.

He also said he was pushing partners to get more directly involved in the war by helping to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine and allowing Kyiv to use Western weapons against enemy military equipment amassing near the border.

The call to accelerate aid and push so-called "red lines" of engagement in the conflict reflect the growing pressure Zelenskyy's forces are under along more than 1,000 kilometers of front lines in the northeast, east and south of the country.