Cover image: US soldiers listen to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech in Ramstein, Germany, January 20, 2023 Michael Probst / AP
Ukrainian President considered on Friday that there is had “no other solution” than for Westerners to send heavy tanks to his country. “I can thank you hundreds of times, but hundreds of ‘thanks’ are not hundreds of tanks. We have to speed up! Time must become our common weapon, just like air defence, artillery, armored vehicles and tanks,” Zelensky said in his evening speech by video.Meeting on Friday in Ramstein, Germany, kyiv’s allies failed to agree on this point. The Poland and the Finland have notably offered to deliver German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine, but this transfer must be approved by Berlin, which has not taken a decision at this stage.The German government maintains its red line for the time being : no question of going there alone. Berlin will only deliver its Leopards to Ukraine, or allow other countries to do so, which is its right, if the United States takes the first step by delivering its Abrams tanksHowever, several European countries have announced the delivery of large quantities of military equipment to the troops in kyiv. : the UK will provide six hundred Brimstone missiles, the Denmark all of its nineteen French-made Caesar long-range guns, the Sweden long-range self-propelled guns of the Archer model, the Netherlands two launchers and Patriot missiles. L‘Estonia will send howitzers, ammunition and grenade launchers.The American Chief of Staff considers “very difficult to expel” the Russian army this year. It will be “very difficult” to dislodge the Russian army from Ukrainian territory by the end of the year, US Chief of Staff Mark Milley told a press conference on Friday. based on Ramstein.Ex-US soldier killed. “The Navy can confirm that a former sailor was killed in Dnipro on January 18,” one of its spokespersons said in a statement. The soldier, Daniel Whitney Swift, had belonged to the prestigious elite unit of the Navy Seals. The United States dissuades its citizens from going to fight in Ukraine, but several of them have already been killed since February 2022.Two men charged in the United States for having protected the yacht of a Russian oligarch. The United States announced Friday that it has charged two men suspected of helping a Russian oligarch targeted by American sanctions to avoid the seizure of his yacht. Richard Masters, a 52-year-old Briton, was arrested in Spain for extradition and Vladislav Osipov, a 51-year-old Russian-Swiss, is on the run, the justice ministry said in a statement.The United States designates the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group as an international criminal organization. “This criminal organization is committing vast atrocities and human rights abuses,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters, noting that the mercenary group had some “50,000” personnel deployed in Ukraine. .In Russia, a popular singer and a refugee opponent in France classified as “foreign agents” The names of Elizaveta Gyrdymova (“Monetochka” by her stage name) and Vladimir Ossetchkin now appear alongside dozens of others on the Justice Ministry’s list of people considered “foreign agents”, a found Agence France-Presse.
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