Ukraine will not be able to take the annexed Crimea back, and Russian President Vladimir Putin "may deserve respect," said the Chief of German Navy, Vice Admiral, Kay-Achim Schönbach, during a discussion at the Indian Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
"The Crimean Peninsula is lost. It cannot be returned. That's a fact. And we need to understand that political issues are matters of facts and emotions," Schönbach said.
He believes that Russia does not really want to …
The first shipment of the security assistance package, which was recently approved by US President Joe Biden, has arrived in Kyiv, reported the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine on Twitter.
That cargo includes about 200,000 pounds of lethal weapons, including ammunition for Ukraine's military on the front lines.
"This assistance, as well as security assistance, amounting to more than $2.7 billion that the U.S. has provided to Ukraine since 2014, demonstrates the United States' strong commitment to …
In order to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and counter possible Russian aggression, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, along with diplomatic support, will provide Ukraine with military assistance, said Lithuanian Defense Ministry.
As part of this assistance, Lithuania and Latvia will send Stinger anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine, and Estonia will send Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems.
“Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia speak together in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial …
Estonia has asked Germany to approve the transfer to Ukraine of 122-mm howitzers produced in the German Democratic Republic, reports Deutsche Welle, citing the press secretary of the German Defense Ministry.
According to her, the request is being studied and is "under departmental review". The process must be coordinated with Finland, because it was to this country that howitzers were initially sold in the 1990s.
In 2021, Estonian Ministry of Defense decided to provide weapons and ammunition …
The new government of the Czech Republic expressed its readiness to provide Ukraine with the necessary weapons amid the growing threat of Russian aggression, reported the Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny.
Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová said that there is a consensus regarding Ukraine in the current government coalition, consisting of five parties.
"I talk a lot with Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, and we have similar views regarding assistance to Ukraine coincide," she said. …