Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visiting the UK on rare trip abroad
09 February 2023 | 10:11 am
The visit comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the UK will train Ukrainian pilots on "NATO-standard fighter jets.''
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized the hesitation of the German government over supplying Leopard tanks. German and US defense chiefs meet ahead of a critical meeting Friday at the Ramstein air base.
The new package will replenish ammunition and boost Ukraine's stock of combat vehicles, but US, and therefore possibly German, tanks are off the table.
US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Berlin would not stand in the way if Poland decides to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out sending heavy tanks to Ukraine.
Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.
Pressure is growing on Germany to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz doesn't want to commit just yet, partly because he's playing to his party, the Social Democrats. An analysis by Sabine Kinkartz.
The Ukrainian city of Bakhmut once had a population of 73,000. Around 8,000 people are still holding out there, despite offers to evacuate them. Why do they stay? Alexandra Induchova reports from Bakhmut.
A group of scientists and security experts have moved their "Doomsday Clock" to 90 seconds to midnight, their most pessimistic prognosis yet. They published their statement in Russian and Ukrainian for the first time.
Poland was prepared to send tanks to Ukraine even without Germany's blessing. Officials in Warsaw said they couldn't understand the hesitation by their counterparts in Berlin as fears grow that the war is coming closer.
Germany says Ukraine will receive promised Leopard 2 tanks by early April. Russia has meanwhile sent more missiles as it continues its brutal and illegal invasion. DW has the latest.
Germany recently said it will supply 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Soon after that, videos surfaced online purporting to show the tanks already en route to the embattled country.
A building-price explosion has ruined Germany's apartment-building plans. The rental market is becoming nightmarish, and experts say the government hasn't even begun to grasp the scale of the crisis.
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