Global demonstrations mark year of war in Ukraine
26 February 2023 | 5:49 pm
People staged demonstrations around the world in protest of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine a year after its onset. In Berlin, a disabled Russian tank was put on show near Moscow's embassy.
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Russia’s foreign minister is coming off a barnstorming tour of the African continent, which included Mali, where coup leaders have kicked out the French and replaced them with Wagner mercenaries. The same scenario has already unfolded in the Central African Republic, and Mali’s neighbor Burkina Faso could be next to welcome the Russians.
Kyiv is already preparing runways for the western planes, which could prove decisive in the war against Russia. On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Poland will push for a decision to deliver F-16s.
Since the start of the war, tens of thousands of Muslims have either picked up arms or assisted in the war efforts in other ways. While most of these Muslims are of course Ukrainian, many are from Caucasus, and Chechnya in particular.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana told DW that the alliance is determined to continue supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes.
The second day of the Munich Security Conference is off and running. Various world leaders are in Bavaria for the weekend event, with NATO's Jens Stoltenberg and the EU's Ursula von der Leyen among the earlier speakers.
"We will stand by Ukraine's side as long as it takes," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tells DW.
Many Chechen groups have formed or moved to Ukraine throughout the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Several hundred fighters have joined the war, most joining one of several Chechen groups. Some of these groups started operations during the Donbas war in 2014.
Germany's former chancellor received a prank call from a pair claiming to be Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko. During the call, she apparently said the Minsk peace deal had bought time for Ukraine.
Ukraine was invaded by Russia on February 24, 2022. DW looks back at the war through images.
Estonia wants Brussels to find and fund more ammunition for Kyiv. The European Commission believes its recent experience with COVID vaccines will work for much-needed missiles for Ukraine.
A former speechwriter for Vladimir Putin tells DW he believes the Russian leader has no "plan B" in Ukraine. Meanwhile, US President Biden is meeting with leaders from NATO's eastern flank. Follow DW for the latest.
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