The European Commission has proposed a drop of 90% in emissions in heavy vehicles by 2040 as compared to 2019. From 2030, new city buses should be zero-emission vehicles.
In this special travelogue, FRANCE 24's Caroline de Camaret and Luke Brown follow EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell step by step through the EU-Ukraine summit that happened last week in Kyiv. Our team accompanies him on the train, on the plane, in meetings and on a visit to a mine clearance operation.
The relatively new Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is in the Ukrainian capital, bearing information on future tank deliveries, and tried to accentuate the positives of German assistance to Ukraine.
With Kyiv again hit by Russian air attacks, the city's mayor says Ukrainians are prepared to die for their freedom. He tells DW Russia is "unhappy" about Western tank deliveries because it is afraid of modern hardware.
Ukraine's military said it repelled an attack in the Blahodatne area, as Russia's private military group claimed to control it. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz voiced willingness to speak to Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.
Ukraine expects Russia to launch a military offensive on or around the anniversary of its invasion on February 24. Olaf Scholz defends his tank delivery decision.
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.
Ukraine is pushing to acquire more heavy weapons from Western allies to defend against Russia's invasion. In Europe, the focus is on the delivery of battle tanks, which Kyiv says are a crucial part of its strategy to make progress on the battlefield.
The Russian Wagner Group claims to have taken the gateway town of Soledar, while Kyiv denies the capture. Meanwhile Russian strikes hit Kharkiv after a visit by Germany's foreign minister.
Ukrainian forces are repelling frequent offensives by invading Russian troops in the Donbas region, Kyiv officials say. And doubts surround Russian claims of a massive hit on Ukrainian soldiers. DW has the latest.
The Ukrainian capital has been targeted by Russian air strikes for the fifth consecutive night, with the city's mayor claiming Ukraine shot down 40 drones.
25 Dec 2022
Kyiv has reported another night of air alarms and said it has shot down several drones. The UK is set to announce plans to sending munitions through 2023. DW has the latest.