eskisehir termal otel ankara evden eve nakliyat Antika mobilya alanlar
World

Poland could send tanks without authorization – DW – 01/23/2023

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Warsaw could send Kyiv Leopard 2 tanks without Germany’s permission.

“We will ask for such permission, but that is a matter of secondary importance,” Morawiecki said. “Even if we didn’t get that approval, we would still transfer our tanks along with others to Ukraine.”

“Even if Germany is not part of this coalition, we will hand over our tanks, together with the others, to Ukraine.”

Morawiecki said on Sunday that German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s statement that Berlin would not hinder Polish efforts to send German-made tanks to Ukraine represented a “spark of hope” that Germany could join the coalition of countries ready to send tanks to Ukraine.

“We are constantly putting pressure on the government in Berlin to make its Leopards available,” said the Polish Prime Minister. He added that Germany has “more than 350 active Leopards and around 200 in storage”.

Here are more updates on the war in Ukraine on Monday, January 23:

German MP says battle tank decision needs more time

Speaking to DW on Monday, German Bundestag member Ralf Stegner said Germany’s reluctance to send battle tanks to Ukraine was not based on an “implicit” refusal to do so, and stressed that the government was taking its time to get the details agreed. in coordination with Germany’s allies.

“It’s not Germany that is holding back, but it’s different countries with different opinions,” said Stegner, who is a member of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

“If you compare the Polish government, for example, or what the French government is saying, there are different facets to that,” he said, adding that providing battle tanks is a “very difficult decision.”

“We want to make these decisions with our allies together, not like a loan decision from Germany,” he added.

Stegner also rallied around public statements made by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Sunday, in which she said Germany would not stand in Poland’s way if it wanted to send its German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

He explained that while it is not “surprising” that Germany does not want to prevent other countries from supplying tanks, “it is simply not usual to communicate” this kind of problem without following the procedure.

“I don’t know why the foreign minister said something public,” he said.

The lawmaker said such decisions are made in a “confidential meeting of a competent special committee, after which the results would be made public”.

Poland ready to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

To view this video, please enable JavaScript and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

EU foreign ministers agree on 500 million euro aid

EU foreign ministers have agreed another tranche of 500 million euros ($545 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

The amount intended for the Ukrainian army in the coffers of the EU amounts to 3.6 billion euros. This amount is separate from the national expenditure of the different Member States.

In total, European countries have pledged more than 11 billion euros worth of weapons for Ukraine.

Ministers are also expected to discuss the use of Russian assets frozen under sanctions to help fund reconstruction in Ukraine. This includes 300 billion euros of Russian central bank reserves.

British Economic Daily FinancialTimes reported on Monday that European Council President Charles Michel had urged the bloc to advance talks on the measure.

Michel wants to explore the idea of ​​managing the frozen assets of the Russian central bank to generate profits, which would then be allocated to reconstruction efforts, the FinancialTimes reported it as saying.

Kyiv says it needs ‘several hundred’ tanks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of staff has said Ukraine needs “several hundred” tanks to fend off Russian forces amid Berlin’s wavering over Leopard 2 deliveries.

“We need tanks – not 10-20, but several hundred,” Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram. “Our goal is [restoring] the 1991 borders and punish the enemy, who will pay for his crimes.”

Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Russia took control of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and claimed to have annexed parts of southern and eastern Ukraine in September 2022.

Berlin will follow ‘well-established procedures’ for tank requests – spokesperson

German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said Berlin would follow “well-established procedures” to consider Kyiv’s requests for tank supplies.

“Perhaps I would like to put it this way: if such a request were to be made in Germany, which is currently not the case, then there are well-established procedures for responding to such a request. And we all comply. ,” he said.

“We have heated debates and those passions sometimes lead to exaggerations on all sides,” he said, referring to the debate around tank deliveries.

Wagner’s ex-commander in Norway not at risk of deportation – lawyer

Andrei Medvedev, former commander of the Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway, is not at risk of deportation, according to his lawyer.

“The risk of him being deported? It’s nil,” Medvedev’s Norwegian lawyer, Brynjulf ​​Risnes, told Reuters news agency.

Risnes said Medvedev was arrested because there was a “disagreement” between Medvedev and the police over the measures taken to ensure his safety.

Earlier on Monday, rights group Gulagu.net said Medvedev had been arrested and handcuffed on Sunday evening and would be deported.

The former commander said he feared for his life after witnessing the murder of Russian deserters who had been brought to Ukraine by the Wagner group. He claimed that his four-month contract had been extended several times without his consent.

“We don’t clear Medvedev. He did a lot of bad things in his life,” Gulagu.net said. “But he saw the light, he realized it, he is ready and willing to cooperate with the world, with the international investigation and with the Norwegian authorities, he wants to live and testify [against Wagner].”

Russia and Estonia downgrade diplomatic ties over tensions with Ukraine

Moscow said it was downgrading diplomatic relations with Estonia and ordered its ambassador to leave, with Tallinn responding accordingly.

Estonia has made a strong case for Germany supplying Leopard battle tanks to Kyiv.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it told the Estonian envoy he was to leave next month. The two countries will be represented in their respective capitals by an interim charge d’affaires rather than an ambassador, the ministry said.

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said Tallinn had asked the Russian ambassador to leave by February 7.

“We will continue to support Ukraine as Russia plans large-scale attacks, and we call on other like-minded countries to increase their assistance to Ukraine,” Reinsalu said.

“In recent years, the Estonian leadership has deliberately destroyed the full range of relations with Russia,” a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Total Russophobia, the culture of hostility towards our country has been elevated by Tallinn to the status of state policy.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “The Estonian regime got what it deserved” by downgrading its ties.

Russian secret service accuses Kyiv of storing weapons in nuclear power plants

Russia’s foreign intelligence service SVR has accused Ukraine of stockpiling Western-supplied weapons in nuclear power plants.

Reuters news agency said it could not verify the allegations.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are storing weapons and ammunition supplied by the West on the territory of nuclear power plants,” the SVR said in a statement.

Ukraine: kyiv is dangerous after dark

To view this video, please enable JavaScript and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Russia: No date set for START talks with US

Moscow said no date had been set for talks with the United States on the New START treaty, which aims to limit the number of nuclear warheads in the two countries.

“The situation does not allow, frankly, to set a new date, given this trend of escalation in the rhetoric and actions of the United States,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, quoted by the official Interfax news agency.

In November, Russia said it had “no choice” but to cancel talks with the United States on inspections under the New START treaty. The deal is due to expire in February 2026.

Zelenskyy pledges action after corruption scandal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has promised “strong measures” will be taken to tackle alleged corruption in Kyiv.

“The company will receive all the information and the state will take the necessary measures,” said the Ukrainian head of state.

“I don’t want to announce [the steps] now, but everything will be fair,” he said. “I want to make it clear: there will be no going back to what was in the past.”

Deputy Infrastructure Minister Vasyl Losynskii was arrested earlier this week by Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau. He is accused of having accepted a bribe for the purchase of generators. Zelenskyy said Losynskii has since been released.

Ukraine’s president also responded to media reports that officials got rich while soldiers were sold overpriced food.

Zelenskyy, who leads the Servant of the People party, was elected in 2019 on an anti-corruption platform.

More DW coverage on the war in Ukraine

DW looks at how Russian state media portrays Germany and its leaders.

A number of German politicians have criticized Berlin’s reluctance to supply Kyiv with Leopard 2 tanks.

sdi/rc (AP, AFP, Reuters, dpa)

While You’re Here: Every Tuesday, DW editors round up what’s happening in German politics and society. You can sign up here for the weekly Berlin Briefing email newsletter.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close
Close
Bolu escort gümüshane escort istanbul escort Kamagra Levitra Novagra Geciktirici