US hosts Ukraine defense conference at Ramstein air base
01 May 2022 | 4:25 pm
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.
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