Scholz makes historic visit to Kyiv
18 June 2022 | 12:09 pm
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was under pressure in Kyiv for his reluctance to deliver heavy weapons. In the end, Ukraine's EU membership candidacy took center stage and made his train trip a success.
K41 was one of the hottest nightspots in Ukraine. The techno club in Kyiv hosted DJs from all over the world before the Russian invasion temporarily closed its doors. Now, six months later, K41 has reopened outdoors.
Germany is set to cut off its dependence on Russian gas fully by the end of next year. The chancellor also celebrated efforts made to prepare for the coming winter.
Ukraine launched a major counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region on September 6. This operation surprised Russia and led to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from several strategic cities in eastern Ukraine, such as Izium. Our reporters Gulliver Cragg and Gwendoline Debono met with Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the counter-offensive and spoke to two of the operational commanders.
The chancellor met Saudi Arabia's crown prince and will also head to the UAE and Qatar. Europe's largest economy still needs to secure new oil and gas supplies while not being seen as soft on human rights.
A central district in the Ukrainian capital was hit by "several explosions." Meanwhile, Russia's president has accused Ukraine of orchestrating the blast on Kerch Bridge.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has told a group of Ukraine's allies that air defense is a priority for the country as Russian missiles hit civilian targets. NATO defense ministers are also to discuss the escalation.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene to Berlin Friday for discussions on increased cooperation. Raw materials and energy diversification were key topics.
Waves of explosive-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine's capital and other cities as families were preparing to start their week early Monday, the blasts echoing across Kyiv, setting buildings ablaze and sending people scurrying to shelters.
Pro-Russian accounts claim that Ukrainian "propaganda" and mainstream Western media are showing fake victims, following a Russian missile strike in Kyiv on October 10. AP and Reuters reporters on the scene were able to confirm that the civilians in the viral posts are real victims of the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Delivering a government statement to lawmakers, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed continued support for Ukraine. He said Europe will have to deal with the consequences of the war for years to come.
Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has called on the EU to sanction Iran for supplying Russia with drones – a claim Tehran denies. At least four people died in a wave of Russian drone strikes on Kyiv on Monday.
In an interview with DW, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital said Russian forces are behaving like "terrorists" by targeting key infrastructure. He urged EU leaders not to give up their support.
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