German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday the decision to make tanks of the “Leopard 2” type available to Ukraine, according to a spokesman for the Executive in Berlin. “This decision follows our known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability.
We act internationally in a very coordinated way,” the foreign minister added, according to spokesman Steffen Hebestreit. The training of Ukrainian soldiers will begin quickly in Germany. In addition to training, the aid will also include logistics, ammunition and system maintenance.
The Kremlin says that sending tanks to kyiv is a plan doomed to fail
Russian Presidency spokesman Dmitri Peskov said supplies of heavy main battle tanks are “overestimated” and will not give the Ukrainian Armed Forces the advantage desired by the West.
According to Peskov, “many specialists are aware of the absurdity” of the plan to deliver German Leopard 2 main battle tanks and eventually American Abrams to Ukraine. And he reiterated that Western tanks will “burn” in Ukraine, as have other weapons supplied to the country.
Turkey postpones the trilateral meeting with Sweden and Finland on its entry into NATO
Turkey has decided to postpone without a date the next round of trilateral talks with Sweden and Finland on the accession of these Scandinavian countries to NATO, initially scheduled for February, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported on Tuesday.
The request to postpone the meeting is a reaction to the action of burning a copy of the Koran, which a Swedish-Danish far-right staged on Saturday the 21st in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, says TRT.
The EU and Celac will hold their first summit in almost eight years on July 17 and 18
The summit will “further strengthen” the bi-regional association of the EU and the CELAC countries around shared priorities such as the digital and green transitions, the fight against climate change and the loss of biodiversity, health, food security, migration, security and governance or the fight against transnational crime, explained the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, whose country assumes the new pro tempore presidency of the celac.
Boluarte calls for a truce to the protesters while the protests continue in the country
The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, called for a national truce to the protesters who demand her resignation, while the protests did not stop in her country and unleashed intense clashes on Tuesday in the historic center of Lima.
On the other hand, the Government of Peru extended for ten days the validity of the curfew in the southern region of Puno, bordering Bolivia. The extension of the “mandatory social immobilization” will come into force from this Wednesday, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. the following day.
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