Cover image: A residential building hit by a Russian missile, in central Kharkiv, February 5, 2023. STRINGER / REUTERS
No attack on Russian territory with Western weapons, assures Olaf Scholz. The German Chancellor spoke on the subject in an interview published on Sunday February 5 in the weekly Bild am Sonntag. “Together with our allies, we are providing combat tanks to Ukraine so that it can defend itself. We carefully weighed each arms delivery, in close coordination with our allies, starting with America. This common approach makes it possible to avoid an escalation of the war”, assures the German Chancellor.Canada shipped the first of the Leopard 2 tanks on Saturday February 4 promised to Ukraine, announced Defense Minister Anita Anand. A Canadian Air Force plane “took off from Halifax with the first Leopard 2 battle tank we are donating to Ukraine,” the minister tweeted.Sabotage actions by Ukrainian commandos behind Russian lines. The Guardian published an article on Saturday about the Bratstvo battalion (“brotherhood”, in French), a group of Ukrainian special forces volunteers who operate behind Russian lines. Their missions range from kidnapping Russian or pro-Russian officials to destroying military infrastructure on Russian or Russian-controlled territory.Power outage in Odessa: nearly 500,000 people affected. A fire that broke out on Saturday at an electricity substation in Odessa deprived nearly 500,000 people of electricity, announced the governor of the Odessa region, Maksym Marchenko. The director of the national electricity network operator, Ukrenergo, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, explained that the equipment of the station, already damaged by Russian strikes, in great demand, had caught fire.Some 7.5 million Ukrainians displaced across Europe, estimates the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday presented a report on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine to the organization’s board of directors, which includes both Russia and the United States. This report covers the events of the first nine months of 2022 and classifies the situation in Ukraine as one of eight acute global health emergencies.Volodymyr Zelensky thanks Rishi Sunak for UK military support. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday. Mr. Zelensky particularly thanked the latter for allowing the training of Ukrainian troops in the handling of Challenger tanks. “We discussed the expansion of the capabilities of the Ukrainian army, comprehensive, short-term and long-term support [du pays] summed up the Ukrainian president.The Ukrainian president also returned to Russia’s participation in the next Olympics of 2024. “Representatives of the aggressor have no place in Paris 2024”, he hammered.The bodies of two Britons killed in Ukraine repatriated. Christopher Parry and Andrew Bagshaw had gone as volunteers to Ukraine. Their bodies were recovered on Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange between kyiv and Moscow.Portugal willing to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. On the sidelines of a trip to the Central African Republic, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday that Portugal was ready to send Leopard 2 heavy tanks to Ukraine, but that it must first work with the Germany to restore some of its armored vehicles to working order.Russian losses are around 200,000 men, according to Westerners. While Russia and Ukraine have not given reliable casualty accounts for months, Western officials estimate that Russian forces have lost nearly 200,000 men killed and wounded in the war in Ukraine, noted the Institute for the Study of War on Friday.
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