EU promises tanks to kyiv on 330th day of conflict

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EU promises tanks to kyiv on 330th day of conflict

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news of the day

One visit, several lessons. European Council President Charles Michel spoke to President Zelensky in kyiv on Thursday. Faced with strong requests from Ukraine, which wants to obtain the delivery of heavy weapons, the European leader said he heard the “message”. “Tanks must be delivered,” said the former Belgian Prime Minister, on the eve of a crucial meeting in Germany of kyiv’s military supporters.

“Ukrainians are fighting for their land, for the future of their children. But they are also fighting for our common European values ​​of peace and prosperity. They need our support and deserve it,” said Charles Michel. During a joint press conference, Volodymyr Zelensky took advantage of the presence of the European leader to affirm that Ukraine is aiming for “full membership” in the European Union.

In terms of military support granted to kyiv, the Western allies are moving. After the promises of the United Kingdom and Poland, Denmark undertakes to deliver its 19 Caesar guns, of French manufacture. Estonia has also decided to send new military aid, amounting to 113 million euros.

sentence of the day

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s latest comments accusing the West of seeking a final solution for Russia are totally out of place, disrespectful and trample on the memory of the six million Jews, and other victims, who were systematically murdered during the Holocaust “

The statement of the day is signed Josep Borrell. The head of EU diplomacy deemed “unacceptable and despicable” the reference to the Holocaust made by Moscow. On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov compared the actions of Western countries against Russia “to the final solution”.

“There is no parallel between the crimes of Nazi Germany and international aid to Ukraine to defend its territory and people against unwarranted aggression. Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring country, targeting and killing civilians there on a daily basis, with the avowed aim of destroying the country and the Ukrainian nation”, pointed out the head of EU diplomacy at a press conference.

The number of the day

46. Like the death toll after the Russian strike on Saturday on a residential building in Dnipro. The previous toll, which reported 45 dead, has changed.

According to the regional governor, Valentyn Reznitchenko, “11 people have not yet been identified, the same number are still missing”. “Twenty-four victims remain under medical supervision in hospitals in the city. Three are in serious condition, including a 9-year-old girl, ”detailed the governor on Telegram. Eighty-five people are injured.

The trend

The European Parliament takes a stand. This Thursday, MEPs adopted a non-binding text aimed at setting up a special international tribunal to try Russia’s crime of aggression against Ukraine.

“The creation of such a tribunal would fill the major gap in the current institutional system in terms of international criminal justice”, argue the parliamentarians. “War criminals must be brought to justice. Now,” reacted on Twitterafter the vote, the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola.

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