G7: Germany pledges €1 billion in grants for Ukraine
21 May 2022 | 8:07 am
The influx of cash aims to support the financing of Ukraine's government, as Russia's war has decimated tax revenue. The grant is part of over €18 billion pledged by G7 finance ministers during their summit in Germany.
The German public is divided on the issue of military support for Ukraine. Many fear the delivery of tanks and training of Ukrainian soldiers in Germany may drag the country into the war.
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The retired US army general said rather than advancing Russia's cause, the war in Ukraine was making NATO stronger. He also praised "extraordinary" steps taken by Germany on weapons exports and military spending.
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In southern Ukraine, Mykolaiv is the first major city behind the front line, as the nation's army faces off against Russian forces to the southeast in occupied Kherson. As such, the town has seen regular bombardments and nearby combat that led to its water supply being severed in mid-April. Throughout the ordeal, the city's inhabitants have come together in solidarity and mutual support to help those in need.
The 27 EU member states are deliberating a gradual ban on Russian oil imports. Some countries, such as Hungary, Slovakia and Cyprus, are concerned about the repercussions of such a move on their economies.
Berlin's former closeness to the regime in Moscow has damaged the reputation of German foreign policy. Can Chancellor Olaf Scholz's policy shift succeed, given this fraught history?
Ten-month old Davyd suffers from a life-threatening illness. His mother has fled Ukraine to Germany with him and his brother, making their struggle for survival even more difficult.
Wars and natural disasters tear families apart worldwide. The German Red Cross tries to put them back in touch.
Final preparations are under way on Red Square for next Monday's Victory Day military parade. As Russia commemorates victory over the Nazis, will President Vladimir Putin capitalise on the patriotic pomp and ceremony to announce new developments in his Ukrainian offensive?
French President Emmanuel Macron and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen voiced support for rewriting the bloc's treaties during a conference on the EU's future that was dominated by the war in Ukraine.
The World Health Organization's European chief said on Tuesday that at least 3,000 people had died in Ukraine because they had been unable to access treatments for chronic diseases. So far, the global health agency has documented some 200 attacks in Ukraine on healthcare facilities, and few hospitals are currently functioning, the official, Hans Kluge, told a regional meeting attended by 53 member states as well as senior colleagues from WHO.
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