Germany is deliberately delaying the real military assistance to Ukraine, as it still hopes that normal cooperation with Russia could resume, said Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in an interview with the news website I.pl.
"Meanwhile, the scale and pace of Germany's support for Ukraine shows deliberate procrastination, as if the goal is that regardless of the outcome of this war, German-Russian relations suffer as little as possible, even though the free world loses trust in Germany," the …
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that, after a 90-minute conversation with Vladimir Putin, he saw no change in the Russian president's position on Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin still believes that the war was the right decision and does not plan to curtail it.
"Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that [Putin] has come to the realization that starting this war was a mistake. There are also no signs that he has new views,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.
The German Chancellor …
Hungary demands that three Russian oligarchs be excluded from the EU sanctions list. Otherwise, it threatens to block the extension of some parts of the EU sanctions regime against Russia, reported the correspondent of Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak, citing diplomatic sources.
According to Jozwiak, Budapest calls for the removal of Alisher Usmanov, Pyotr Aven and Viktor Rashnikov from the sanctions list.
Hungary is also asking for an exception for humanitarian organizations so that they can do …
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejected the request of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal for the supply of additional heavy weapons to Ukraine, reports the German newspaper Welt, citing Ukrainian government officials.
Shmygal reportedly asked for the supply of Leopard 2 tanks after, on April 8, the defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann offered a direct delivery of these tanks to Ukraine. At that time, the company had already agreed to supply Ukraine with 100 Leopard 2A7 tanks, …
NATO members are preparing a winter aid package for Ukraine, including warm uniforms, winter shoes and tents, reported Spiegel.
In late July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov submitted a request to the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg to provide winter uniforms for 200,000 Ukrainian soldiers.
Reznikov urged to prepare clothes and winter tents for the military as soon as possible before the cold weather begins.
NATO confirmed to reporters that it is in contact …