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16 people died in a helicopter crash near Kiev, including the Ukrainian interior minister and three children

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After the USA and Germany, the Netherlands also promised Patriot systems for Ukraine

In the Ukrainian city of Brovari, not far from Kiev, a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten. At least 16 people died in the accident, including Ukraine’s interior minister, his deputy and three children.



“Today, in Brovary a terrible tragedy occurred in the Kiev authorities. A helicopter SES (National Disaster Response Service) crashed, on a fire broke out at the scene of the accident. The pain is indescribable.” Zelenski wrote on social networks. “May all those whose lives were taken this dark morning rest in peace,” he added.

Interior Minister Denis of Monastirhis deputy Jevgeni Jenin and State Secretary Juri Lubkovičwho died in the accident, Zelensky described as true Ukrainian patriots

Zelenski said that he was in a helicopter crash Great French-made Puma killed 15 people after the previous governor of Kiev regions Oleksiy Kuleba said 18 people died. Later, he was the deputy head of the president’s cabinet Cyril Tymoshenko messagesthat 16 people died and 30 were injured, including 12 children.

“A great loss. Sincere condolences to the families of all the victims,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis wrote about the lost colleagues and other fatalities Slicker.

Brussels also reacted to the tragic event. Ursula von der Leyen is on She took to Twitter to express her condolences to the families of the victims, President Zelenski and the entire country. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, did the same, whereby he of Monastir described as “a great friend of the EU”.

Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon is responding on Taking to Twitter, she called the crash a terrible tragedy and said she was saddened by the loss of so many lives. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” she wrote and expressed her wish for peace to reign in Ukraine as soon as possible.

They also responded to the accident on The island. British Home Secretary Suella Braverman is a colleague of Monastir on Described to Twitter as a “leading figure” in the fight against Russia I force. She added that Britain will always support its Ukrainian friends.

Brovars is a city with about 100,000 inhabitants on on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Patriots the Netherlands will also deliver

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced after a meeting with US President Joe Biden that the Netherlands will offer Ukraine an air defense system A patriot and thereby joined the US and Germany, which have already promised advanced anti-missile systems.

Rutte is during a visit to the White House messagesthat the Netherlands will provide Ukraine with additional aid worth $2.5 billion, including anti-missile systems A patriotwhich Kyiv has wanted for a long time to defend against Russian airstrikes.

“I think it is important to join this, and I also discussed this with Olaf Scholz from Germany this morning,” Rutte said after talks with Biden, who thanked the Dutch prime minister for his “very, very persistent support for Ukraine.

Rutte is about to visit tweetedthat he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before his trip to Washington and emphasized that the horrific attack on civilians in Dnipro clearly shows why Russia should not be allowed to win the war. For this reason, they will continue to coordinate military aid to Ukraine.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is speaking to CNN on told the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos that Western allies must speed up military aid to Ukraine.

Michel supported sending tanks

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, supported the sending of tanks to Ukraine in a discussion with members of the European Parliament.

“Ukrainians are resisting and will continue to resist, and the EU will continue to support them as long as necessary,” said Michel in the Parliament in Strasbourg. “They urgently need more equipment, I personally support the delivery of tanks to Ukraine,” said in the discussion on the conclusions of the December EU summit, on in which the leaders of the member states also talked about further assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression.


The Ukrainian authorities believe that modern Western missile systems will make it easier to defend against Russian air attacks.  Photo: Reuters

They met on Wednesday on Poland met for the first time the Chief of General Staff of the Ukrainian and American army Valery Earn it and Mike Milley.

Earn it it is on Facebook messages, that he “thanked General Milley for the unwavering support and assistance of the United States of America and Ukrainian allies”. He also emphasized the “urgent needs of Ukraine army to hasten victory”.

The two heads of state met before the meeting of the contact group for Ukraine, which will be held on Friday in Ramstein in Germany and which will also be attended by Ukrainian representatives.

On Monday, Ukrainian soldiers arrived in Oklahoma, USA, and will begin training in the use of an anti-missile system A patriotwhich was promised to Kyiv by the USA.


Polish krab howitzers supplied by Warsaw to Ukrainian forces are on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine.  Photo: Reuters

Putin will legislate the annulment of treaties with the Council of Europe

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a bill that would allow Russia to legalize the annulment of treaties with the Council of Europe. This concerns, among others, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism and the European Social Charter.

Already last week, Putin is said to have submitted a bill to the Russian Duma condemning the Council of Europe’s criminal law convention against corruption and announcing that Moscow intends to renounce its full membership in the Group of States to Fight Corruption (GRECO).

Russia was on March 16 last year because of aggression on Ukraine was officially excluded from the Council of Europe, of which it had been a member since 1996. In September, the European Convention on Human Rights officially ceased to apply to Russia, but on thousands of proceedings against Russia, which were filed even before the official exclusion from the Council of Europe, are still pending in the court.

Under the Convention, Russia remains contractually bound to implement these awards. The Russian authorities have already messagesthat they will not take them into account.

Source: Rtvslo

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