DrCDU politician Rodrich Keswetter has denounced the path taken by the federal government in delivering heavy weapons to Ukraine. Chancellor Schultz (SPD) was accused of hesitation and playing time on Sunday night. Christian Democratic Union leader Friedrich Merz had previously criticized the government.
“The German industry demonstrated on February 28 that they can very quickly upgrade about 100 Leopards and about 100 Martins,” Kiesewetter said on ARD “Anne Will”. However, until now, there was no order.
Asked Kizioter, a retired German army colonel, he said, “I’m afraid the chancellor does not want Ukraine to win this war. He wins in the sense of expelling the Russian forces from the country.”
Russian attacks continue
At least eight people were killed in Russian bombing on Sunday, according to Ukrainian sources. At least seven people were killed and eight injured in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. At least one person was killed in a missile attack on Malin northwest of Kyiv. During the night, there were raids and air attacks in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Avdiivka and other Ukrainian cities and regions.
The Ukrainian military reported repulsing 11 attacks by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Sunday. More than 200 military vehicles and three Russian planes were destroyed during the week. According to the Ministry of the Interior, a Russian pontoon bridge over the Siwerskyi Donets River in eastern Ukraine has again been demolished.
Moscow is reported to be ready to negotiate
According to one of President Vladimir Putin’s advisers, Russia is ready to resume talks with Kyiv. Vladimir Medinsky said Sunday evening on Belarusian state television that he saw Ukraine under pressure. Medinsky also did not rule out a meeting between Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But this requires “serious preparation”, such as documents that presidents can then sign. At first there was no reaction to the statements of the Ukrainian side. Ukraine suspended negotiations to end the war on Tuesday.
Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts have pushed the number of people displaced by violence worldwide to over 100 million for the first time ever. This was announced by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva on Monday. “One hundred million is a stark number – alarming and alarming at the same time. It’s a record number that should never have been,” said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
Ukrainian President: Huge casualties in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky estimated the daily losses of his forces on the front in eastern Ukraine at 50 to 100 soldiers. “Today 50 to 100 people can die on what is for us the most difficult front in the east of our country,” Zelensky said, according to the RBK-Ukrina news agency, at a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda on Sunday. . “They protect our freedom and independence, which is what is being talked about all over the world.” With heavy losses, he justified the refusal of a petition to allow men of conscription age to leave Ukraine.
Recently, the Ukrainian president disclosed his losses in mid-April. At the time he spoke of a total of about 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers who had died since the Russian offensive on February 24. But the president’s office refused to provide exact numbers. This is a war secret, presidential advisor Oleksiy Aristovich explained.
Silinsky seeks solidarity with Poland
In his video message on Monday evening, Silinsky praised good relations with neighboring Poland and wanted to “remove the pressures of the past” from relations with all neighbors “who respect us and are not occupiers of our country.” He described relations with Poland as a “historic achievement” without a “legacy of an old conflict”. On Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda became the first foreign head of state to speak in the Verkhovna Rada since the start of the Russian invasion at the end of February and spoke of the intention to conclude a Polish-Ukrainian friendship agreement.
According to Zelensky, Ukraine wants to introduce joint customs control with Poland. This is the “beginning of our integration into the EU’s common customs area”. In Poland, Ukrainians were given “de facto and de jure the same opportunities” as Polish citizens. Similarly, Selenskyj wants to introduce a law in Ukraine.
This will happen on Monday
In Ukraine, the verdict is expected in the first war crimes trial against a 21-year-old Russian soldier. He had testified that he had shot dead a civilian in the Sumy region.
Putin wants to meet with Governor of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi to talk about cooperation between the two countries and the union state that is currently being built.
The annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off in Davos. Opening speech Silinsky gave the caller digitally. In the morning, Economy Minister Robert Habeck (the Greens) will talk about how Germany wants to become less dependent on Russian energy.