Warsaw will deliver its Leopard tanks, with or without Berlin on the 334th day of conflict

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Warsaw will deliver its Leopard tanks, with or without Berlin on the 334th day of conflict

Did you miss the latest events on the war in Ukraine? Don’t panic, 20 Minutes takes stock for you every evening at 7:30 p.m. Who did what ? Who said what? Where are we ? The answer below:

news of the day

The European Union on Monday granted a new aid envelope of 500 million euros for arms supplies to Ukraine and allocated 45 million euros for the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the EU.

Thus, this additional allocation brings to 3.6 billion euros the total amount of military financial aid paid to Ukraine by the EU, to which must be added the bilateral funding of the Member States on which not all communicate.

“We will support Ukraine️ for as long as necessary, to help it defend itself and to preserve the international order based on the principles of the United Nations Charter,” Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said in a statement. tweet.

sentence of the day

All countries conduct military exercises with their friends”

These are the words of the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Naledi Pandor, pronounced during a press conference after a meeting with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

South Africa, criticized for its “neutral” position, refusing to condemn Moscow since the start of the war in Ukraine, took a new step on Monday by calling itself a “friend” of Russia, during a meeting between heads of diplomacy of the two countries in Pretoria.

The southern African country recently announced that it will host the Russian and Chinese navies in February for joint maneuvers off its coast and “to strengthen already flourishing relations”.

The number of the day

459. This is the minimum number of children killed since the start of the conflict on February 24. The bombardment of Kharkiv Oblast by Russia on January 21 injured a seven-year-old girl, bringing the total number of children killed to 459 and the number of children injured to 914, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on January 22, as reported by Kyiv Independent.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, 7,031 civilians have lost their lives and 11,327 have been injured, according to figures from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as of January 15.

The trend of the day

Poland, which wants to deliver 14 German-designed Leopard tanks to kyiv, warned on Monday that it was ready to do without the approval of Berlin, which has “not yet” made a decision on the delivery of these armored vehicles. .

Under pressure, the German government appears divided on the issue. Chancellor Olaf Scholtz must quickly decide, after the head of German diplomacy Annalena Baerbock judged Sunday evening that her country was ready to authorize Warsaw to provide these heavy tanks to kyiv.

Under German law, a country possessing German weapons must seek permission from Berlin to transfer them to a third country.

“We are going to ask for such an agreement but it is a secondary question”, reacted Monday the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in front of journalists. “Even if we do not get the agreement [des Allemands]we will give our tanks to Ukraine as part of a small coalition, even if Germany is not part of it”.

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