“There is no other solution” other than sending heavy tanks to Ukraine, said Volodymyr Zelensky

Cover image: US soldiers listen to a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ramstein, Germany, January 20, 2023. Michael Probst/AP

  • President of Ukraine considered on Friday that there is has “There is no other choice” that Westerners send heavy tanks to their countries. ” I can thank you hundreds of times, but hundreds of “thanks” are not hundreds of tanks. We must speed up! Time must be our weapon together, as well as air defense, artillery, armored vehicles and tanks.” says Mr. Zelensky in his book evening speech via video.
  • Meeting on Friday in Ramstein, Germany, Kyiv allies failed to agree on this. That Poland and Finland has offered to deliver German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine, but this transfer must be approved by Berlin, which has yet to make a decision at this stage.
  • The German government is keeping its red lines for now : there is no question of going there alone. Berlin will only send its Leopards to Ukraine, or allow another country to do so, which is its right, if the United States takes the first step by sending its Abrams tanks.
  • However, several European countries have announced large shipments of military equipment to troops in Kyiv. : that English will provide six hundred Brimstone missiles, that is Denmark all nineteen of Caesar’s French-made long-range guns, that is Sweden long-range self-propelled gun of the Archer model, the Dutch two launchers and a Patriot missile. L‘Estonia will deliver howitzers, ammunition, and grenade launchers.
  • US Chief of Staff Judge “very hard to get rid of” Russian army of the year. She would ” very difficult “ to expel, by the end of the year, Russian troops from Ukrainian territory, said Friday the American chief of staff, Mark Milley, during a news conference at the Ramstein base.
  • Former US soldier killed. “The Navy can confirm that a former sailor died on the Dnipro on 18 January”, one of its spokesmen said in a statement. The soldier, Daniel Whitney Swift, was once a member of the prestigious elite unit of the Navy. The United States prohibits its citizens from going to war in Ukraine, but several of them have been killed since February 2022.
  • Two men have been charged in the United States with protecting a Russian oligarch’s yacht. The United States announced Friday that it had indicted two men suspected of aiding a Russian oligarch who was targeted by American sanctions to avoid seizing his yacht. Richard Masters, a 52-year-old Briton, was arrested in Spain for extradition and Vladislav Osipov, a 51-year-old Russian-Swiss, is on the run, the justice ministry said in a statement.
  • The United States designates the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group as an international criminal organization. “This criminal organization committed grave atrocities and human rights violations”National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters, noting that the mercenary group had something “50,000” people deployed in Ukraine.
  • In Russia, the popular singer and opponent of refugees in France is classified “foreign agent” Name Elizaveta Gyrdymova (“Monetochka” from his stage name) and Vladimir Ossechkine now appears with dozens of others on the Ministry of Justice’s list of persons being considered “foreign agent”said Agence France-Presse.

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