German parliament votes to send heavy weapons to Ukraine
08 May 2022 | 2:22 pm
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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They're calling it the battle of Donbas. After nearly two months of mishaps and setbacks, Russia is putting all its might into a bid to capture the entire east of Ukraine. But will it capture it or flatten it? We ask our guests about the Kremlin's endgame.
After Russia's withdrawal from the areas around Kyiv, many people are returning to their homes or what's left of them. DW's Rebecca Ritters has traveled to Irpin, where residents have started to rebuild – unsure of what the future might hold.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is hosting allies at Ramstein Air Base to discuss Ukraine's security needs. Germany pledged to send anti-aircraft tanks to Kyiv at the start of talks.
The orchestra is determined to raise the voice of Ukrainian culture in the face of Russia's invasion. The German leg of its European tour has begun.
After years of political and financial crises, Lebanese people are now also in danger of going hungry. Germany has promised more food aid as imports from Ukraine and Russia dwindle.
Washington has invited some 40 countries to its air base in Ramstein to for a conference on the defense of Ukraine. Germany announced a major shift in policy at the event, saying it would send tanks to the country.
In a warning to the West not to interfere, Vladimir Putin has his strategic nuclear arsenal on high alert. While analysts believe the risk of an all-out nuclear war is low, they are concerned Putin might use smaller 'tactical' nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Switzerland has turned down two requests by Germany to reexport Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine. The move has triggered a debate about Switzerland's principle of neutrality.
The Russian army has set up so-called filtration camps in the Donbas to screen civilians for political views before they are evacuated. DW spoke to three people who were able to get out of Mariupol.
According to the UN World Food Programme, the war in Ukraine is creating a local agricultural and global food supply catastrophe beyond anything seen since World War II. Some 30 percent of the world's wheat supply comes from the region, with some African and Middle Eastern countries depending on Russia or Ukraine for up to 80 percent of their wheat imports. Rabah Arezki, former chief economist for the MENA region at the World Bank, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
As the war in Ukraine continues, thousands of fakes and false claims are circulating online. Staged attacks, old pictures and manipulated videos - what is real and what is not? In our Fact Check we explain how DW is debunking misinformation and propaganda about the war between Russia and Ukraine.
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