Ukraine as of 01/21/23

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Ukraine as of 01/21/23


January 21 – Developments continue over the war in Ukraine. Some information cannot be independently verified.

09.20 – EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola assumes Ukraine will also receive Leopard 2 tanks to help fight Russia. “Even more important promises have been made. I am also optimistic about tanks, as this is the logical next step,” said a Maltese newspaper at a meeting of the Western Allies at the US military base in Ramstein. quoted “Handelsblatt”. The Leopard 2 tank is at the center of the debate “because they are numerous, relatively easy to maintain, possessed by many European nations, and simply needed by Ukraine.” It is good that Rammstein’s allied partners have agreed to deliver new weapons. “But what we urgently need is leadership, unity and a common approach to the supply of Leopard 2 tanks.” Ukraine People “need us and they counted on us,” emphasizes Mezzola. “Don’t let them down. This is a decisive moment that requires bold decisions and time is of the essence.”

8:05 a.m. – US President Joe Biden, when asked by a journalist in Washington if he supports Poland’s intention to provide Ukraine with Leopard main battle tanks, said, “Ukraine will receive all the help it needs. A senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. maintained its stance of not sending Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine. Ukraine has been demanding the delivery of main battle tanks for some time. It specifically concerns Leopard 2. Among other things, Poland has declared its willingness to provide. However, since the tank is made in Germany, Germany must agree to the transfer. So far, this has not happened, and no decision has been made at the meeting of the Western Allies at the US Air Force Base in Ramstein. The question of whether Germany will supply the tanks themselves is also an open question. In the run-up to the Ramstein Conference, Chancellor Olaf Scholz was said to be tying the delivery of the Leopard tanks to the fact that the United States is also providing Abrams tanks.

02.35 – Ukrainian Armed Forces will train Leopard 2 main battle tanks in Poland, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. “We’ll start with that and then continue,” Ukrainian-language US broadcaster Voice of America quoted him. I believe that this is due to the efforts of The minister attended a meeting of defense ministers at Luftwaffe base in Ramsein on Friday. He is optimistic about Germany’s decision on whether to deliver Leopard 2 main battle tanks in the future. Reznikov posted a picture on his Twitter of him with the new German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD). In the post, he thanked, among other things, the German government for its military assistance, and also wrote:

01:00 – Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska calls on Ukraine’s western allies to do more to implement the 10-point peace plan. In an interview with the Swiss daily Neue Zuricher Zeitung at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Selenska said she plays a role that any country must take responsibility for. The peace plan announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the G20 summit in November also includes mechanisms to ensure food and energy security and prevent conflict from escalating in the Euro-Atlantic region. “It also includes legal demands such as the International War Crimes Tribunal and the return of prisoners of war to Ukraine,” Selenska explained to the newspaper.

Ukraine as of 01/21/23

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