Ukrainian minister dies in helicopter on 329th day of conflict

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Ukrainian minister dies in helicopter on 329th day of conflict

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news of the day

Chaos in Brovary. This Wednesday, in this city of 100,000 inhabitants located on the outskirts of kyiv, a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten and an apartment building. Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky, who was on board, did not survive the crash. The aircraft had to go near a combat zone.

According to the various announcements by the authorities, the toll of the number of victims has evolved over the day. The latest communication on the accident reported 14 dead, including a child. Twenty-five people were injured, including 11 children, while the apparatus had nine individuals within it, including the minister and his deputy.

International leaders did not fail to react to this accident. “Saddened by the tragic death of Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky. Thoughts for all the victims of this terrible event that occurred near a kindergarten, for the children and the families. France offers its condolences to its Ukrainian friends,” commented Emmanuel Macron, in a tweet published in French and Ukrainian.

European Council President Charles Michel and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also reacted, while Volodymyr Zelensky lamented a “terrible tragedy”.

sentence of the day

A victory is guaranteed, I have no doubt. »

These are the words of Vladimir Putin. On a visit to an arms factory in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, the Russian president reiterated his belief in the success of his troops in Ukraine, despite several major setbacks since the outbreak of war almost a year ago. .

“The unity of the Russian people, the courage and heroism of our soldiers […] and, of course, the work of our military and industrial sector”, could lead Russia to success according to the leader. The master of the Kremlin reiterated his accusations against Ukraine, described as a “neo-Nazi” regime, while explaining that he wanted to protect the inhabitants of the Ukrainian separatist east.

The number of the day

200. Like the number of light armored vehicles promised by Canada to kyiv. “These vehicles are equipped with the best advanced technologies and weapons can easily be installed on them,” detailed Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand, visiting the Ukrainian capital.

Present at the forum in Davos, Switzerland, the mayor of kyiv Vitali Klitschko expressed confidence in the delivery of additional weapons to Ukraine. “Unofficially, I have very good and positive signals,” commented the former boxer.

While the United Kingdom has announced that it wants to hand over Challenger 2 armored vehicles, the first Western-made heavy tanks, to kyiv, pressure is increasing on Germany, which is currently not delivering heavy vehicles to its ally. Ukrainian.

But the lines could move on Friday, in Ramstein (Germany), within the contact group for Ukraine led by the United States. NATO allies will provide kyiv with “heavier and more modern” weapons, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg promised on Wednesday.

The trend

Sberbank settles in Crimea. The first Russian bank will open offices there despite American and European sanctions targeting this Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.

“During the year, bank offices will be opened, the first of them in the largest cities will begin to operate in the first half of the year,” Sberbank said, congratulating itself on having “already installed the first ATMs of the bank” in the region.

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