NATO allies will provide Ukraine with “heavier and more modern” weapons
President Volodymyr Zelensky launched a “call for speed” in Davos on Wednesday to decide on aid to Ukraine, with Germany still reluctant to allow Leopard tanks to be delivered to his country.
14 people were killed in the crash of the helicopter of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, NATO allies who will supply Ukraine with “heavier and more modern” weapons, Putin “has no doubts” about Russia’s victory… Le Figaro Thursday, January 18, assesses the situation of the conflict in Ukraine.
In Davos, Zelensky hopes for “heavier and more modern” weapons
Weapons coming soon “heavier and more modern” For Ukraine: this was announced by the NATO Secretary General in Davos on Wednesday, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on his allies to take faster decisions on aid to his country in the face of Russian occupation. A US-led contact group of nearly 50 countries on Ukraine met on Friday at the American base in Ramstein, Germany, to coordinate continued aid to Kiev. “The main message will be to increase support with heavier and more modern weapons”– General Secretary of the Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said this week during the round table of the World Economic Forum gathered in the ski resort of Switzerland.
Some time ago, Vladimir Zelensky got involved through a video conference “call for speed”, it was hard not to see a hint of Germany’s reluctance to allow Leopard tanks to be delivered to its country. The latter are among the modern, Western-designed heavy tanks that Kiev is demanding from its allies, and experts say will play a crucial role in the upcoming battles in eastern Ukraine. “Tyrannies grow faster than democracies”Ukrainian president complained. “The time the free world uses to think, the terrorist state uses to kill”he accused.
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Pressure has increased in recent days for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to allow the rapid delivery of heavy-duty battle tanks to Ukraine. Any shipment of German-made munitions would indeed need a green light from Berlin, and the leaders of Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Britain again called for an urgent decision on Tuesday. Olaf Scholz, who spoke before President Zelensky at the Davos ski resort, did not make such a statement in his speech.
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14 people died as a result of the helicopter crash of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky was killed in a helicopter crash near Kyiv on Wednesday while on his way to the front lines of a full-scale war with Russia. The Super Puma EC-225 (Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter) plane belonging to the State Emergency Service (SES) crashed at 8:20 in the morning in Brovary near Kyiv. “The building of the kindergarten was damaged, and then the fire spread to the windows of the fourteen-story building and three cars.” Showing the SES in Telegram, he said that there were 9 people on board the device, including the minister and his deputy. 25 people, including 11 children, were injured and hospitalized.
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“Our pain is beyond words”, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his online address, referring to both the accident at the kindergarten and the death of the Minister of Internal Affairs, his deputy Yevgeny Lenin, and State Secretary for Internal Affairs Yuriy Lubkovich. He said that he ordered the investigation of the causes of the accident. The Security Service of Ukraine said that they are considering all ways, including a “intentionally destructive activity”. German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser made an offer to Kiev “support” Berlin in these studies. US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden welcomed the announcement “Reformer and patriot” and condemned a “a heartbreaking tragedy.”
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Putin has “no doubt” about Russia’s victory
President Vladimir Putin thus assured on Wednesday that he has “without a doubt” about the Russian victory “guarantee”, almost a year after the start of the Russian operation on the territory of Ukraine. He claimed that he was facing Russia “neo-nazi regime” He said he was in Ukraine and would continue“help” Residents of the separatist East of Ukraine during a visit to the arms factory in St. Petersburg. His Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went further and compared it with the actions of Western countries against his country. “final solution” the Nazi regime to exterminate the Jews.
“Just as Napoleon mobilized almost all of Europe against the Russian Empire, and Hitler mobilized and conquered most of the European countries against the Soviet Union, today the United States has assembled a coalition.” Against Moscow, he said at the press conference. Their dutysame: the “final solution” of the Russian question. “Just as Hitler wanted to solve the Jewish problem, now Western leaders… say unequivocally that Russia must suffer a strategic defeat.”he added.
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President of Ukraine wrote a “dialogue” to Xi Jinping
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wrote a letter to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “dialogue”His wife Yelena Zelenska, who conveyed this mission to the Chinese delegation participating in the Davos Forum, said on Wednesday. “This is a gesture and an invitation to dialogue” he stated at his press conference in Switzerland after mentioning this letter a little earlier and added that “We sincerely hope that this invitation will be answered.”
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Russia: a soldier who left a military base was killed
Russian authorities announced Wednesday that they had shot dead a soldier who left a military base, with several media reports saying he had left his unit as part of an attack in Ukraine. “Dmitry Perov, who was wanted for voluntarily leaving the military unit without permission, was found and destroyed.” The government of the Lipetsk region in western Russia announced this on Telegram. This source did not specify where and under what circumstances the man was killed. The local branch of VGTRK state media reported that the 31-year-old soldier had left the military unit “Special military operation zone in Ukraine” and said that he is wanted in both Voronezh and Lipetsk regions.
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The new president of the Red Cross will go to Moscow this week
The new president of the ICRC, Mirjana Spoljaric, will travel to Moscow on Thursday and Friday to meet with Russian government officials and to meet with soldiers captured after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. There will be urgent humanitarian needs and prisoners of war “in the heart” The statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) states that the visit will take place after its mission to Ukraine in December. Miryana Spoliarich, who started her duties in October last year, will be in Moscow “to discuss urgent humanitarian issues with representatives of the government and the Russian Red Cross Society.”
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