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NATO countries will deliver to Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 tanks, as well as four battalions of Leopard 1. In total, this is 160 tanks, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in an interview for the newspaper Die Welt.
According to him, Germany, Poland, and other allies will send Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 consisting of 60 tanks. And by the end of the year, four battalions of Leopard 1 - 100 tanks will be added to them.
At the same time, the minister noted that it is …
According to the German weekly Der Spiegel, 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks, which the German government promised to provide to Kyiv, have already been delivered to Ukraine. The last tanks from this shipment left Germany at the end of last week and were handed over to Ukrainian representatives at the border, writes Der Spiegel, citing its sources. In addition, Ukraine has already received about 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late January, after months of …
Russian President Vladimir Putin will be detained if he crosses the borders of Germany, said the the German Federal Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann, in an interview with Die Zeit. Bushman noted that he would comply with the court's requirement under the 1998 Rome Statute (the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the international treaty that established the ICC).
"I expect the ICC to quickly contact Interpol and ask for enforcement. Then, Germany will be obliged to arrest …
The Leopard main battle tanks, promised by Germany and Portugal, will be delivered to Ukraine before the end of March, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, reports Spiegel.
"I can tell you that I have just learned that 18 German Leopard 2A6 tanks and three Portuguese tanks could arrive in Ukraine this month," Pistorius said on the sidelines of a meeting of EU defense ministers in Sweden.
By that time, the Ukrainian tank crews will complete the necessary training and will be ready to …
During the year of the war in Ukraine, the German authorities froze 5.32 billion euros worth of Russian assets, reports the newspaper Welt, citing the Federal Ministry of Finance.
The newspaper clarifies that that this includes the assets of the Central Bank of Russia, and also assets belonging to Russian companies and individuals who have fallen under the sanctions of the European Union.
The German Ministry of Finance refused to provide the names of the Russian oligarchs whose assets were …
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis indirectly accused Berlin of being afraid of putting Russia on the brink of defeat in Ukraine. "I think the most important thing we should discuss is fear,” he said on Monday, January 23, at a meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels. "We must overcome the fear of defeating Russia when it comes to additional sanctions or additional military assistance to Ukraine."
Landsbergis stressed that the Europeans are deterred from strengthening …
Even though the meeting of Ukrainian representatives with Western allies in Ramstein ended without news about the delivery of tanks to Ukraine, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov promised "continuation".
US President Joe Biden said, in response to a question whether he supported the idea of Poland sending German tanks to Ukraine, that Kyiv would receive all the necessary assistance to fight the Russian army.
Ukraine's ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, said in an interview with …
Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is concerned about the high losses suffered by the Ukrainian Army in the battles for the city of Bakhmut.
According to the magazine Der Spiegel, representatives of the service informed German politicians at a secret meeting in the Bundestag that Ukraine’s daily losses are reaching three-digit numbers.
At the same time, German intelligence believes that the seizure of this settlement by the Russians will have serious consequences, since it will …
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not rule out further negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the Russian Federation against Ukraine. "Our goal is for Russia to stop its war of aggression, and Ukraine to defend its integrity," the head of the German government told the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
In order to achieve this, it will be "necessary to talk," the chancellor explained. "It remains to be seen whether this will happen by phone, video link or at a long table," …
Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeyev said he expects that Germany would begin direct deliveries of battle tanks to Ukraine.
"We have reason to hope that a decision will be made to supply Leopard 2 tanks from Germany directly to Ukraine," he said in an interview with Funke news agency.
According to him, negotiations are under way with the German federal government. Makeyev stressed that Ukraine needs these battle tanks.
"It's time to stop talking how to avoid provoking Russia. …