kyiv reiterated its demands for increased arms supplies and pledged to “liberate all [ses] “Territory”, including “Crimea”, the President of the Council of Europe said he heard “message” from Ukraine and confirmed the need to send tanks to it.
Ahead of what promises to be a crucial NATO meeting in Ramstein, Germany, on Thursday, January 19, promises to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons were the center of attention. Discussions should focus on aid coordination Western Army against Russia. The President of the European Council, Charles Michael, and other allied countries, such as the United Kingdom or Denmark, have already expressed their views on future tank deliveries. Here are the takeaways from the day.
The West is increasing its promises to send heavy weapons to Ukraine
“We hear your message”, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, announced on Thursday, January 19. saying that “Tanks to be provided” To Ukraine After a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky. “You need more air defense and artillery systems, more ammunition”, Charles Michael added.
Earlier in the day, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podoliak began on Twitter: “It’s time to stop preening [Vladimir] Putin”, Call on allies to increase their arms supplies. NATO nations are due to discuss Friday in what promises to be a high-profile meeting in Germany.
United Kingdom It has already committed 14 Challenger 2 heavy tanks to Kiev. Britain will send an extra 600 Brimstone missiles to Ukraine to counter a Russian invasion, the defense minister has announced. Following this, Denmark has decided to deliver all of its 19 French-made Cesar long-range rifles to Ukraine, the Danish Defense Minister said in a statement. LPoland has said it is ready to supply 14 German-made Panther 2 tanks if Berlin gives the green light. Finland has also expressed its willingness subject to the same condition. On Thursday evening, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius left the door open to this possibility.
For its part, Russia has warned that the West’s supply of long-range weapons to Ukraine, capable of striking deep into Russian territory, could lead to a dangerous escalation of the conflict. “It means that the conflict will reach a new level, which does not promise anything good for European security”, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
A criminal investigation has been launched after a helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Kew
Ukrainian authorities have launched a criminal investigation at the behest of Volodymyr Zelensky Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky passed away His helicopter crashed near a kindergarten on the outskirts of Kew on Wednesday morning. The latest report of the accident says that 14 people, including a child, were killed and 25 injured.“I instructed the head of the security service of Ukraine, in cooperation with all other authorized bodies, to clarify all the circumstances of the disaster,” The Ukrainian president said in a speech on Wednesday evening. In place of Denis Monastyrski, “The head of the National Police of Ukraine will be the head of the Ministry for the time being. We have also distributed the responsibilities that fell to the Minister in the framework of our security operation and guarantee of state security “, and added Volodymyr Zelensky.
Kiev is determined to recover “Crimea”.
“Our goal is to liberate all our territories” Volodymyr Zelensky said via video conference at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland. “Crimea is our land, our territory, our sea and our mountains. Give us your weapons and we will reclaim our lands”, he promised. In the evening, the President of Ukraine said that he expects “Strong Results” Kyiv supporters rally on Friday in Germany.
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